Most people are well aware of the importance of hydration and the immense health benefits it has on all of us. With our bodies being over 60% water, it's no secret that we need it to function properly. What most people are sometimes unaware of however, is how MUCH hydration we require not only in the warm months, but also in the cold months.
By simply upping the amount of H2O in your life, you will begin to notice a huge positive impact on your health and the way you feel. From better sleep to clearer skin the amount of benefits are endless. Still not convinced? Here are 4 reasons why hydration is so important in the colder weather.
1. To Keep Your Immune System Strong
Unfortunately flu season is a real thing-especially if you have little ones. Keep your immune system strong and healthy with water! When you are well hydrated, it is harder to get sick because your body is able to regenerate and rid itself of any potential virus.
2. To Counteract The Dry Air From The Heat
Ever wonder why your lips become chapped the instant you turn on the heat for the year? Unfortunately that comforting heat coming through your vents can also suck all of the humidity out of the air leaving your skin cracked and your body dehydrated. You can prevent these side effects by simply upping the H2O.
3. To Compensate For Less Fruits & Vegetables
In the winter we tend to consume less water based foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables as they are not as readily available to us. As a result we eat meals that are heartier and higher in sodium, such as soups and pastas. As a result our body retains water and makes us more susceptible to feeling bloated or lethargic. Another reason water plays a crucial role in feeling our best.
4. To Stay Warm
Cold is one of the most motivating factors, to help stay warm! Water helps to maintain your body temperature. Without enough fluids your body heat could drastically drop making you feel colder.
How do you encourage your little ones to drink more water?