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Health Tips: How to keep your water level in check
« on: Aug 18, 2012, 08:13 PM »
FOR people with healthy kidneys it should be perfectly safe to drink two cups of water an hour or six to eight glasses of water a day. However, drinking too much water in rapid succession can lead to severe vomiting and nausea. Here are other ways to monitor your water intake;

1. Weigh yourself daily for a week to know your hydration level: Your body weight shouldn't fluctuate too much. If it does, it could be a sign that you have an irregular water drinking habit.

2. Aim to wake feeling hydrated: If you're thirsty when you get out of bed in the morning, you may not be consuming enough fluids, so drink some water before going to bed.

3. Coffee, tea, and watery fruits and vegetables count toward fluid intake: Every liquid substance you swallow has got water in it. It is important to measure the amount of fluid being taken so that you can balance your water level out.

4. Start the day lowly: Sleep is a six- to eight-hour rest period, so if you drink three cups of juice or water right away, you'll trigger the wrong response from your body. Runners have also collapsed by drinking too much water quickly.

5. Drink one thing a day that's not water: A low carbohydrate electrolyte drink in the afternoon can pop you up, as can hot tea with a pinch of salt and lemon. This will increase your body's temperature, and the tiny amount of salt can help the body absorb fluid.

By: Sopeju Bidex

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