The Healthy Habit – Hydrate – 7/19/19

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in Health Blog | 0 comments

The Healthy Habit – Hydrate – 7/19/19

It’s summer!  And with the season come very warm temps and high humidity in some areas. This weekend on the North East Coast, we are expecting the hottest temps with humidity in 13 years!

How do you beat the heat?  Water and fresh fruits and veggies!   Water keeps your body hydrated and working well even in high heat.  Now some of us are not the biggest fans of water but there are ways to make it more palatable.

First a few symptoms when the body gets dehydrated:

Mild or moderate – thirst, dry or sticky mouth, not peeing very much, dark yellow pee, dry cool skin, headache and muscle cramps.  Severe symptoms include feeling dizzy, rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing!

So what can I do to water to make it taste great?  Infuse it!  Add in fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and spices.  Place in a pitcher in the fridge and enjoy!  If you carry a water bottle, add a slice of cucumber and ginger for a refreshing treat!  Add basil and lemon for a spicy twist!  Try orange and lime in your water for a citrus kick.  The options are endless.

Many fruits and veggies contain high water content such as watermelon, strawberries, cantalope, peaches, oranges, cucumber, lettuce, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, grapefruit and cauliflower!  Having a fresh, raw salad is a great way to get the hydrating properties of these foods!

If you would like to learn how to live and eat healthier, contact me to set up a FREE consultation and put your best coaching program together.  Visit my events page for all my current events!  Healthy for Life!

Coach Kim

Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Certified Vegan Nutrition Coach

Certified Personal Fitness Chef (Vegetarian)

Certified Nutrition for all (child-senior)

*Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

 

 

 

 

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-adults#1

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-hydrating-foods

 

 

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