Hydration & Body Awareness
Tuning into the body and noticing and nurturing it's signals can lead to better health and well-being.
Your body can tell you what you need. Are you tuned in to the body's subtle messages?
The color of your urine indicates how hydrated you are. Below is a chart that helps you develop body awareness of your hydration levels.
THIRST: If you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. Thirst is an attempt from your body to draw your attention to your hydration levels. If you maintain proper hydration you will not be thirsty and urine will be clear to light yellow.
Why is Hydration Important?
Hydration is the process of adding an adequate amount of fluid (water) to body tissues. This process is needed for:
Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure
Controlling Body Temperature
Proper Cellular Signaling & Functioning.
How Much Water Should You Drink?
Drink enough fluids so you rarely feel thirsty and produce urine that is colorless or slightly yellow.
General recommendations of total water from all beverages and foods:
Women: Approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces per day)
Men: Approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) per day.