24 November, 2008

Health Tip of the Day

Hydration is important. Drink 16 ounces of water each day when you first get up. For extra punch, squeeze the juice of one lemon in the water. During the night, your body has used water to flush toxins from your body, eliminating them in your morning's first urine. You must replenish the fluids lost during the eight to ten hours (or more) since you last had anything to drink.

Throughout the day, drink a cup of water every two hours. You will be surprised at how much more energy your have -- without caffeine -- when you are properly hydrated. Incidentally, caffeine is a diuretic. Drink an extra glass of water for each eight ounces of caffeinated beverage you consume.

To see how much water you need, check this nifty calculator.

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