Easy tips for staying hydrated

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Sometimes it's hard to get all of the water that you need each day. Here are some easy tips to make sure you're staying hydrated. 

1. Start each morning with a glass of water.  Help replenish your fluids lost during the night. Drink the water before you have coffee, breakfast, anything. Get that water in your system first thing!

2. Drink a glass of water before each meal. This will help in a number of way. First, it will help you fill up some so you don't overeat. Second, it helps you get in the water you need by adding in a little bit regularly throughout the day. 

3. Eat fruits and vegetables at every meal. Certain foods like celery, cucumbers, watermelon, strawberries and more have very high quantities of water. These will help aid in keeping you hydrated. 

4. Don't forget the salt! This may seem counterintuitive as we often associate salt with dehydration. But salt is important to helping you stay hydrated as many people experience sodium loss when exercising. Try a sports drink with salt added when you're exercising heavily or even consider drinking some salt water. You can also eat a salty snack prior to working out. "When salt is added to water, it dissolves into its component ions. These ions are electrically conductive and help receive and send messages throughout the body, and help facilitate cell hydration." - http://bodyunburdened.com/how-sea-salt-and-lemon-can-help-you-hydrate-better/