The Importance of Hydration in Winter

By Sarah – December 30, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, hydration isn’t just for hot, Texas summers. Staying hydrated has many benefits in the winter season for a multitude of reasons. With winter comes low humidity and dry air which can cause severely dry, itchy skin – also, the air being cranked out by heaters at home and the office is lacking in moisture. To help keep skin hydrated and moisturized it is sometimes helpful to have a humidifier in addition to drinking plenty of water. It’s also easy to forget to drink water with all the hot coffee, chocolate and tea this time of year, so carry a water bottle around as a constant reminder. Another way to stay hydrated is to eat more fruits and vegetables (which have a high water content) and soups and stews (mmm comfort food). Lastly, try to cut down on the caffeine. While I would never advise you give up your morning coffee, try to replenish each caffeinated beverage with a glass of water. So there ya go, now keep these tips in mind as it continues to cool off here in ATX!


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