WAY TO WELLNESS #15
At the point where we begin to feel thirsty, our body is already in the beginning stages of dehydration. Additionally, as we age, our ability to sense thirst becomes less reliable so it’s important that we don’t sit back and wait for our body to tell us when it needs to be hydrated. Sipping water throughout the day will help us maintain proper hydration levels and also reduce the risk of increased trips to the bathroom because it gives our body time to absorb the water more efficiently.
How hydrated are you? As gross as it may sound, the easiest way to know for sure is to check out how yellow your urine. If you are hydrating properly, your urine should become lighter throughout the day as you drink more water.*
NOTE: *Some medications and vitamin supplements influence the yellowness of urine, so if you feel like you are hydrating properly but still see extremely bright yellow urine, please double check with your provider to confirm if one of your medications or supplements may be causing it.