As you know, Kansas City gets chilly in the winter. Really chilly. If you aren’t careful, you can quickly become dehydrated in the hustle and bustle of the season. Activities such as drinking at holiday parties, day-long celebrations, traveling, and participating in winter sports that expose you to frigid temperatures can lead to serious levels of dehydration. Staying healthy during the winter can be a challenge if you are not mindful of your habits. Although it’s as easy as drinking plenty of water, many people forget this very simple task without even realizing it; especially when they’re busy with seasonal activities.
Drink Plenty of Water
Generally, when the weather is colder, we tend to feel less thirsty, but that doesn’t mean we should cut back on healthy hydration. There is no magic formula for how much water a human should drink in a day because everyone’s build and body is so unique. Even mild dehydration can affect your mood, energy level, and mental performance.
Getting the flu or a severe cold can also lead to dehydration, especially if you succumb to vomiting or diarrhea. To prevent illness, wash your hands regularly, especially before eating and after using the restroom. It is wise to keep hand sanitizer with you as well, in case you don’t have access to a hand-washing sink. Remember also to cover sneezes and coughs to prevent the spreading of germs. Recovery Hydration Therapy replaces essential fluid, vitamins, and minerals that the body needs to heal. We can administer medications for nausea, vomiting, and body aches. Avoid a long wait in the emergency room or doctors’ office.
Make sure to stay safe during the holidays and keep your hydration levels in check throughout the season!