Dehydration may be connected with brain fog, fatigue, pain or sleep issues.
And it’s not about drinking more good quality water to stay hydrated – but stress in life, trapped emotions, long working hours, and difficult life situations might contribute to dehydration as well.
Some of life situations are not in our hands but staying hydrated is not hard if we follow some basic principles of hydration. Here are some simple tips to stay hydrated that you will find useful:
- First Thing in Morning: Big glass of water with a pinch of sea salt right after waking up, even better with some fresh lemon/ lime juice or raw ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 15-30 minutes Before Every Meal: A glass of water + a pinch of sea salt just few minutes before every meal
- In-Between Meals: Add some chia seeds in drinking water to stay hydrated with less water (especially at work) in-between meals. You can also infuse the water with some lemon/lime juice, few pieces of cucumber or fresh mint leaves
- Move: Small or micro-movement is necessary throughout the day, especially if you have to sit at desk for long periods of time
These are simple enough to implement even if you have a busy life because these tips will keep you hydrated and you will feel more energized, experience less pain and better quality of sleep, have clear thinking and be more creative!
If you are interested in learning more about hydration, I would highly recommend the book “Quench” written by Dana Cohen, MD and Gina Bria. The book has a 5-Day Quench Plan to give your body a jump start for hydration.
Watch a TedTalk by Gina Bria, a simple solution she found for her elderly mom’s dehydration.
How do you stay hydrated? Share your comments below…