Staying Hydrated

During the hot, sweaty summer months it's pretty easy to remember to stay hydrated.  But as we sit here waiting for spring to actually show up one of these days, it's easy to forget to drink water.  You need 64 to 96 ounces of water per day to stay hydrated…and that amount varies according to things like whether or not you're working out or the temperature outside.  Your mouth should never be dry and your urine should be light yellow…about the color of lemonade.  And water is the best way to go…unless you're training for a marathon, you have absolutely no need for sports drinks or extra electrolytes…just good ol' fashioned, free water.   When you're properly hydrated and fueled you'll have a better workout and there's less chance for injury.  And if exercise isn't on your agenda for the day, staying fueled will still help you by keeping you alert and functioning at your best level.  Click here for more tips on staying properly fueled.