April Showers: The Importance of Hydration

Healthy Hydration

Did you know that more than 60% of your body is made up of water? Maintaining adequate water intake is imperative to hydration status, whether it’s summer, winter or somewhere in between. As we get ready to move toward warmer weather keep these things in mind:

  1. The thirst mechanism is delayed. Meaning when you feel thirsty, you have already lost 2+ cups of water, and therefore, you are mildly dehydrated.
  2. The golden rule still stands. Roughly 64oz of water (Eight 8oz cups or four 16oz bottles) per day should be your baseline goal. Be sure to boost your intake in the heat or when engaging in physical activity.
  3. Hate the taste of water? Make an infusion with herbs or fruit such as mint, lemon, or lime. You can also increase your water intake by consuming high-water content foods such as cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, celery, berries, and more!

Carrying a reusable water bottle can help you track your water intake and are much kinder to the environment. Make sure to visit our hydration stations around campus to fill up!