Your body needs water to maintain its temperature both in the hot summer months, and in the cold winter months.
Not having enough fluids is a common reason for people to suffer hypothermia while engaging in outdoor activities in the winter.
Maintaining enough fluids is one way to help your body remain warmer during the winter.
Remember to stay hydrated all day, so start first thing in the morning with a full glass of water.
Set some mini-goals for yourself throughout the day and use a clear water bottle so that you can see how well you are meeting your goals.
If you aren’t fond of plain water, infuse your water with a piece of fresh fruit. Any citrus fruit can add flavor to your water and there are infusing water bottles available that make adding fruit to your water easy.
Anything liquid helps with hydration (except alcohol and caffeinated beverages), so warm yourself up with a nice cup of tea and stay hydrated.
Staying hydrated in winter is just as important as staying hydrated when the weather is warmer.
Dehydration is much less noticeable in the winter, making staying hydrated a bigger challenge in cold weather than in warm.
Even though temperatures are cooler, the winter typically has much drier air which can lead to dehydration.
Becoming dehydrated can make you feel sluggish or run-down. Muscle fatigue is also a consequence of dehydration.
Dehydration in winter can leave you susceptible to colds and the flu which are more common in the winter months.