How to Make Sure You Stay Hydrated in Colorado
You are vacationing in Colorado, and why do you feel so thirsty? You are most likely in a higher elevation than back home. The humidity is low in Colorado, as the air is much dryer. So make sure to step up the water intake while you are here.
According to the U.S. National Academics of Science, it takes 15.5 cups (3.7) liters for males and 11.5 cups (2.7) liters for females to stay hydrated. If I drank that much I'd be drowning. I've been told half your body weight. Basically, if you are 200 pounds then 100 ounces of water.
What are some health benefits of drinking water?
There are many health benefits to consuming more water too. Improved brain performance, weight loss, helps with digestion, and of course more energy.
If you aren't drinking enough water what are the consequences?
Headaches may be the first thing you notice, followed by fatigue. Your skin may not have that youthful glow either and appear dull.
Does coffee count toward your daily water intake?
It does, but if you are not drinking any water at all., it can be dehydrating.
When I first lived in elevation in South Lake Tahoe in California years ago, I became dehydrated a few times. And remember if you are already thirsty, you may be dehydrated. Enjoy your time in the beautiful State of Colorado.