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Preventing dehydration in winter

Preventing Dehydration In Winter

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Did you know that staying hydrated during the winter months is just as important as it is during the summer? It tends to be easier to drink water when it is hot outside, but it is a fact that hot drinks such as tea, coffee, and hot cocoa become the beverage of choice for both adults and kids for warming up on cold days. However, forgoing the H2O and being dehydrated in winter can cause serious problems for the body.

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Preventing dehydration in winter

 

The signs and symptoms of dehydration are oftentimes attributed to something else during the winter season. Body ailments such as headaches, fatigue, and dry skin are usually mistaken for things like stress, or braving the bitter winds and temperatures. While those issues may be happening in life as well (we all get stressed and tired sometimes!), the first step to take in getting the body back on track is to drink water—and lots of it.

 

The easiest thing to do is pay attention to the color of your urine. Pale and clear means you’re well hydrated. Darker urine is a sign of dehydration: you need to drink more fluids.

 

You may be thinking, “Well during the winter months, I drink water when I feel thirsty.” However, if you and your family enjoys drinking coffee, tea, and other hot beverages throughout the day when it is cold outside, there is a chance that you won’t ‘feel’ thirsty at all. In fact, thirst is not the best indicator that you need to drink. If you start to feel thirsty, it is too late: you are already dehydrated. What’s worse, kids may reach for juices or other sugary drinks when they feel thirsty during the winter, which do not help at all with dehydration.

 

Fruit juices or sugary drinks can be hard on your stomach when dehydrated.

 

Preventing dehydration in winter is not only important to do while indoors or out and about running errands. If you and your family love to be outdoors, staying hydrated is a great way to enjoy winter weather without getting sick—especially if your family participates in winter physical activities such as ice skating, sledding, hiking, or even tasks around the house like shoveling snow and snowball fights.

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The simplest way to incorporate water into the daily family routine during the winter season is to infuse your daily beverage intake with ready-to-go containers filled with water available in the refrigerator. Place them in lunch boxes or backpacks for easy access when kids are away from home. Buy a container that is small enough to fit inside of your purse or gym bag for when you are on the go.

Another way of preventing dehydration in winter is to make drinking water enjoyable for everyone. Adding a flavor mix such DripDrop® Hydration Powder is a convenient, and cost-effective choice to your enhance your family’s water. DripDrop® Hydration Powder is used by leading hospitals and pediatricians, and is patently and clinically shown to better hydrate the body than water alone.

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DripDrop® Hydration Powder

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DripDrop® Hydration Powder can be found at CVS Pharmacy in the Baby aisle, and comes in Berry and Lemon flavor. The great taste of both flavors certainly satisfy the urge for flavored beverages. Plus, with 2-3 times the electrolytes of those found in sports drinks, it is a much healthier way to stay hydrated.

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Preventing dehydration in winter

Keeping yourself and your family properly hydrated during the winter months does not have to be a challenge. As long as you keep DripDrop® Hydration Powder on hand, you can rest assured that you and your family will stay healthy, hydrated and happy.

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Preventing dehydration in winter

*Try DripDrop® Hydration Powder  for you and your family this winter. Save $1 off  (good through 2/21/15) at your local CVS Pharmacy while supplies last with this print-at-home coupon Here. DripDrop® Hydration Powder can be found in the Baby aisle.

preventing dehydration in winter

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

faithhealthandhome@yahoo.com

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Stacie

Thanks for these great tips. I’ve never thought about being dehydrated in the winter before. Very interesting.

Liz
Liz

These would help me stay hydrated in a big way. I’m trying to drink a lot more water this year.

fancygrlnancy

I drink lots of water. This looks like a great bottle when I am out and about.

Aimee

Drip Drops is a great product and it is great because my kids love it! It has a bit of a salty after taste but nothing too noticeable.

Robin
Robin

I have been using DripDrop after I workout. It tastes great 🙂

Pam
Pam

My daughter uses Drip Drop as she has a condition that makes her easily dehydrated. She likes it so much better than other hydration drinks she has tried.

Candy O

Wow I definitely need these during the winter! My hydration sucks during the cold.

Stephanie

I’ve never seen Drip Drop before – I usually use the liquid water flavors, but this is definitely something I’m going to have to check out. Thanks for sharing!

Christie

Glad you told me it was at CVS! I definitely could use some extra hydration!

Sara

I drink a TON of water on a daily basis. Adding a boost of hydration by using DripDrop would be great!

Veronica

Weirdly enough, I drink more water during the winter because I seem to get thirstier. Thanks for the great tips

Chrysa

I actually love my water “straight up”, but I think this is a great idea for those who don’t. It’s so important to stay hydrated!

Jeanine

I’ve been hearing such great things about Drip Drop I need to see if I can find it here. Would love to try it myself!

Cinny

Ohh, I didn’t know you could get it like this in packages. I’m so guilty of coffees and teas too!

Kay
Kay

These are great tips,I have not heard of this product before but we always do make sure we drink plenty of water.

Virginia

I’ve not tried Drip Drop yet, but think it would be great for long runs, too! What a great product!

Theresa

My daughter will be starting track soon. I think these would be great to keep on hand to make sure she is staying hydrated after those runs!

April

This is something I am going to have to try, we are huge on not being dehydrated. Winter is tough on your skin.

Rosey
Rosey

You’re right, water and lots of it is very important. I’d try the DripDrop. 🙂

Ann
Ann

I always get dehydrated in the winter. DripDrop is a product i should definitely try.

Debbie L.

I seriously need Drip Drops – I hate the taste of water. Everyone thinks I am dehydrated

Beth

I primarily drink water. I try to stay hydrated as much as I can. Especially since right now I have a cold.

Melinda

thinking the cold is preventing me from staying hydrated. I’ll look into this for me

Chrystal

I drink 1-2 cups of coffee. Not every day though. I do drink a lot of hot tea. Just love it. I also do warm water with lemon since drinking cold water is so hard in Michigan winter. I have a gallon jug by my desk that I try to get through every day.

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