Happy Independence Day!
For those who will spend time outside this weekend, be mindful about hydration! Did you know that men need about 3 Quarts of water a day and women need about 2 Quarts? Caffeine and alcohol are diuretics and significantly increase our need for water. Beverages with high concentrations of sugar can slow down absorption of water and may interfere with rehydration. Thirst does not let us know when we need water it just tells us when we are running on empty. As you may already know, you can function on less but not nearly as well. Your skin and other tissues are more easily damaged. You will tire easily and are slower to recover. We want you to feel good and feel good about yourself, so don’t forget that water bottle!