Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Little Fiji In My Life, Plus Some Berries

I honestly don't know many people that just love water and its lack of flavor. It is work for everyone to make sure that they drink adequate amounts of water, not just to have something to drink, but to remain hydrated. I live in the grand ol' "Sunshine State", (Florida for those that don't know) and it is HOTTTT! Not only is it ridiculously hot in the summer, but it is so humid that you pour sweat while sitting on your derriere. I have watched my hardworking and wonderful husband Dustin work in this heat with sweat just running down his arms. You can dehydrate in as little as a couple of hours in Florida due to the humidity. I cannot even begin to explain how important it is for all of us to drink adequate amounts of water.

All of that being said, I have decided to share some facts about water consumption and dehydration while drinking my Fiji Water infused with Mio Water Enhancer (Acai Berry) and some fresh blueberries!



What are the benefits to drinking this bland stuff called water?
Well the number one benefit is it keeps you alive. That simple honestly. Our bodies are comprised of 60% water. So in order to maintain the ability to breathe, you need water. Water maintains our organ functions as well as just about every other thing our bodies do. So...yeah...it is a big deal.

*Facts courtesy of Mayo Clinic*

How much water does the average adult need?
-The average adult female needs at least 2.2 liters of water a day to maintain body fluid levels.
-The average adult male needs at least 3 liters of water a day to maintain body fluids.
-If you live in a more humid climate (like Florida) they recommend you drink 1 extra liter per day for males and females.

What is dehydration and what are the signs?
Dehydration occurs when you have too many fluids being taken from the body and not enough are being put back in to replace those fluids. Water is lost from our bodies in more than just sweat. We lose water every time we use the restroom or breathe even. Severe dehydration can even result in death, so that goes to show how important this water stuff is to humans.

Increased thirst
Dry mouth and swollen tongue
Weakness
Dizziness
Palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding)
Confusion
Sluggishness 
Fainting
Inability to sweat
Decreased urine output

So the whole point of all this information about water is just that you need it. You should drink plenty of it. You should try it different ways. You should infuse with fruit. You should drink plenty of it. You should make sure to watch you and loved ones for signs of dehydration. And well...like I said before...you should drink plenty of it. 

ITS SUMMERTIME...DON'T LET

 DEHYDRATION GET YOU DOWN!

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