Drinking eight glasses of water a day helps our body maintain its fluid balance and even helps to keep our skin rejuvenated. Even though the physical activity during winters is comparatively less than summers, it is very important to ensure sufficient supply of water to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Here is a list of some reasons why it is important to drink more water in winters-
To help regulate body temperature and allow blood to carry important nutrients and oxygen.
To fight winter dehydration and remove toxins from body.
To keep skin glowing and reduce the risk of chapping and peeling.
To keep yourself alert and energetic.
To give immune system a boost and fight winter weight gain.
To prevent yourself from getting sick during peak cold and flu season.
Now that we have ascertained why it is important to keep the water intake up during winters, let us talk about how to do so-
Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go.
Hot beverages count, too. Try warming up with a nice cup of hot green tea, or even hot water with lemon.
Eat your water. In fact, several fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, strawberries and celery have a high water content that can help you reach your daily intake goals.
If you're not a fan of plain water, infuse it with fresh fruits and herbs, to add flavour.
Choose warm water if it's just too cold to drink it from the tap or fridge.
In conclusion, do not eliminate drinking water.
Hopefully, you will keep your water intake up during the cooler months to keep you happy and healthy inside and outside.