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Looking for a New Years' resolution that you can keep? Your body needs to be properly hydrated each day, so why not pledge to get hydrated?
Whether it is in the dead of winter or in the high temperatures of summer, your body needs water. Water is essential to your health, especially considering your body is about 60% water.
It is important to make sure that your body gets enough water throughout the day. While eight glasses of water a day is a good guideline, it varies per person. Keep a water bottle at your desk, have a glass with every meal and be sure to replenish your fluids after your workouts.
Not only does staying hydrated prevent headaches, aid in weight loss and fight fatigue, but there are other health benefits of water. Ying Hensel, MD, Internal Medicine at NorthShore, shares why drinking water is so important to your overall health:
How many glasses of water do you drink a day?