Are you drinking enough water?
I’m sure you’ve heard that you should check your pee and it should be somewhere in the colour range of lemonade… a little yellow, but not too dark and of course drink tons of water throughout the day.
How do you typically measure up?
Clear urine may mean you're over-hydrated, while dark urine may indicate you're dehydrated. Note: Certain medications and B-vitamins can darken or change the color of urine.
Water is super important to how our bodies function.
Check this out:
• The brain is 73% water and getting dehydrated can lead to cognitive issues.
• Skin is 64% water.
• Muscles and kidneys are 79% water.
• The heart is 71% water and dehydration makes your heart work overtime.
• Water lubricates your joints, is required for metabolism, flushes waste and helps regulate body temperature.
Staying hydrated keeps us looking better, feeling better and functioning better.
Some ways you might be losing water are sauna time, medication, diuretics (coffee for example), sweating or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Getting your water doesn’t always mean drinking water, there is a ton of water in fruit and veggies, soups, and teas.
As a general guide, men should aim for an average of 16 cups of water a day from fluid and non-fluid sources; for women, an average of 11 cups is good.