Now that it's winter we can sometimes make the big mistake of forgetting to drink our water as much as we do like when it's summer time. I know I tend to trade my water bottle for a big cup of Starbucks coffee - big no-no!
We might not be sweating the same and that's why it's easy to assume and ignore the signs of dehydration. Not only are those cramps, muscle fatigue and tiredness signs of dehydration but you're leaving your body to be more vulnerable when it comes to the common cold and flu.
Some ways to monitor yourself and make sure you are dehydrated enough is by checking your urine.
This week at my doctors appointment I was found to be super dehydrated. My urine was a scary orange dark color, no bueno at all. Not only for me but for my Jellybean. So make sure to check your urine and that it's nice and clear, the perfect sign of you being nice and hydrated.
If you are going to be exercising make sure to drink up before and during you exercise. It's recommended that you drink at least 1-2 cups of water at least one hour before working out. After that every 30 minutes while you're working out is ideal.
So don't forget to drink up this Winter Season and aim for a gallon of fluids a day!