It always amazed me when people have this innate feeling that water consumption that is only important during the summer months. I understand we feel and see the signs of dehydration more in the warm weather, but do we? We feel the heat, we sweat, our muscles cramp and we feel rung out from heat and from humidity. So visible signs are there, and most of may think that those are the only signs associated from dehydration.
The winter months tend to bring a whole new group of dehydration symptoms from severe dry skin, constipation, bad digestion, dizziness, wrinkles, dry hair and nails, urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney infections, just to name some of the visible health conditions from lack of internal moisture.
The thing we have to remember during the cooler weather is we wear more heavy clothing, sleep under more blankets, use the heat in offices, homes and cars, eat heavier foods and tend to eat more processed high sodium foods. So this is an issue that affects all of us, some worst than others, but effects are there for each and every one of us.
Dehydration is a major issue, and if we could just try to make the 8-8 ounce glasses of water or more daily a yearly thing, and not a season routine we will all be better off, and healthier. The funny thing is no matter how many times I talk to someone about water consumption, and how many symptoms I warn them about, the one thing that usually gets more people to become a winter water drinker is the fear of wrinkles and premature aging!!
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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