Each day this week be on the lookout for a tip on how you can stay healthy during the holidays. These tips aren't hard - they don't cost any money - but they do require for you to be mindful -- mindful of your body - mindful of your surroundings and committed to allowing yourself be a priority!
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HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIP #1: DRINK WATER!
Did you know that more than 50 percent of the human body is made of water? Dehydration can make that number drop, and fast! Dehydration means your metabolism coming to a grinding halt and increasing your body's inflammation levels, often resulting in weight loss resistance. By the time you realize you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. Even as little as 2-5% dehydration can cause a marked drop in performance and function.
But, luckily, there's a super easy fix!! Start with a large glass of filtered water upon waking and keep a water bottle nearby to sip throughout the day. Water can even nix those late-night cravings for gingerbread cookies: a University of Washington found drinking 8 ounces of water at bedtime could shut down your evening hunger pangs.
Find more about dehydration here.