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Did you know that water is an overlooked nutrient?

Benefits of Water in the Body

  • Helps regulate body temperature 

  • Boosts immune system

  • Builds protection for joints & mobility

  • Contributes to weight loss

  • Aids in the transportation of nutrients through the body

  • Helps flush out the body's waste products

What is dehydration?

  • When the body is not absorbing enough water or fluids compared to what is being lost through sweat

    • Symptoms: fatigue, ​pale skin, dark urine and loss of appetite

  • The more intense the physical activity, the more water the body will need

How much water should you drink per day?

  • 8 cups a day is the minimum amount of water recommended daily

  • Men should drink about 15 cups

  • Women should drink 11 cups

  • Water intake can also come from foods such as fruits and vegetables 

Easy ways to incorporate water into your daily routine

  • Water Infusion

    • add fruit or leaves in water to soak overnight

      • Lemon works great! 

  • Set a challenge to drink a certain amount of water by a certain time during the day 

    • Draw lines on your water bottle & write the times that you need to drink each section by

    • Ex. by 9am drink to the amount at the first line

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