WEBE Wellness: Drink More Water!

Filling up a glass with clean drinking water from kitchen faucet

WEBE Wellness: Drink More Water!

When you get a headache, what’s the first thing you do? You probably grab a pain reliever – but that might not be what you actually need.

If you do it, make sure you take a full glass of water with it – not just a sip – you could actually be dehydrated.

Think about all the sodas and the coffee and tea you have during any given day – none of that helps you.

A new poll shows what we normally do when we have dehydration symptoms.

• When people have a headache 43% take a painkiller, but only 1 in 6 drink water.
• If you feel dizzy, 45% of us lie down, but only 18% will drink a glass of water.
• Constantly feeling tired – only 15% hydrate, most just take a nap.
• Dry mouth…well that’s the one when everyone goes for the faucet!

The average person thinks they only need one extra 8-oz. glass for their daily diet, but it turns out most of us need at least four more than that! The top reason we don’t drink more water is because we forget to.

An easy solution is to get one of those water bottles with the hourly markers on it – fill it up in the morning on your way out the door and stay on target throughout the day – and you’ll feel better!

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