Because of some people’s negative attitude towards drinking water, many people choose other replenishing drinks for hydration. The problem with this is that not all drinks are created equal. Drinks containing alcohol, caffeine or high amounts of sugar will actually dehydrate the body and do more harm than good. Sports drinks are great replenishing drinks after a workout or sport they aren’t as good for you if you’ve been inactive. When we sweat we lose a lot of sodium that needs to be replaced and sports drinks contain the sodium needed. However, if you have not been sweating then you are adding unnecessary sodium to the body.
If you are ok with drinking water than make sure you’re getting your 8-10 glasses a day. Try not to be overwhelmed. You don’t have to drink it all at once. Spread your intake throughout the day to make it more manageable. Drinking water before a meal will also help control your weight by training your body to eat less.
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