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90 Days to a Healthier, Happier, Hotter YOU - Day Four: Hydration

Drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Water helps you control body temperature, deliver nutrients, and make sure your organs are functioning as they should. Hydration also improves your sleep quality, cognition, and mood. So its easy to say if you want to feel better than you have to start drinking enough water each day for your body. Many experts recommend drinking 11 cups a day if you are a woman and 16 for men. All of your water doesn't have to be just plain water but can come from flavored water, juices, milk, tea or coffee.

It is best to limit the number of caffeinated drinks you have since this can cause you to urinate more often and can add extra calories to your diet. Sports drinks can help you when exercising at a higher level for more than an hour and contain carbohydrates and electrolytes to increase energy and absorb water.

Tips for staying hydrated:

  • Carry a reusable bottle of water with you throughout the day.
  • Add fruit to plain water if you don't like the taste.
  • Before, during, and after a workout drink plenty of water.
  • When you’re feeling hungry, keep full by drinking water.
  • Plan a scedule for drinking water.
  • When out at restaurants, drink water, its healthy and free!

Signs of dehydration:

  • Little or no urine.
  • Darker colored urine
  • Dry mouth.
  • Sleepiness or fatigue.
  • Extreme thirst.
  • Headache.
  • Confusion.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.

DAY THREE: HEALTHY EATING                                                           DAY FIVE: SKINCARE

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