Our bodies are more than 75% water. As a rule of thumb, you should drink about half of your body weight in water. Drinking water is important to health even before menopause but drinking enough water becomes even more important for women who are peri and post menopausal.
Dehydration can lead to:
Joint aches and pains
Itchy and dry skin
Dehydration can also lead to a stressed nervous system which can lead to more hot flashes or night sweats. So how can you drink more water? Here’s 3 simple strategies:
Start your morning off with water first thing. Drinking room temperature water may help you start this practice if cold water doesn’t agree with you first thing in the morning.
If plain water is not your thing, mix 3 parts water with one part fruit juice for added flavor to help you get started.
Make flavored water with your favorite fruits and herbs such as lemons, limes, berries, cucumbers and fresh mint.
For an added boost of antioxidants and fiber enjoy your fruit when your finished!
Dr. Lori Porter RDN, RYT
Founder - Rhythm of Life Nutrition and Yoga
Helping midlife women manage menopause weight gain with nutrition, yoga, and active living.
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