Wellness Wednesday: Water

Winter is in full force around here and along with the beautiful frosted trees and rooftops can come some sneaky little problems for your health. Since outdoor recreation (or leisure for some of us) is out, it is difficult to notice that your body needs water. Even though you are not sweating, your body still loses that water vapor when you breathe. Lack of water in the body can actually make you more susceptible to cold and flu. Dehydration can also cause a sluggish feeling and that shortage of energy can mess up your body’s ability to lose weight. If you have a thirsty feeling, you are well on your way to becoming dehydrated. TrueLemon shares this helpful hint: One rule of thumb is to aim to drink half of your body weight in fluid ounces – that means 140 pound woman should aim to drink 70 ounces of water per day.

If you are feeling minor issues such as headaches, dizziness, thirst or dry mouth; be alerted that there could be major issues of dehydration to follow. The solution is simple: drink lots of water to make sure that your body stays healthy and you stay happy. Have a lovely and well Wednesday!