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I live in Texas, where I truly believe the words "hot" and "sweat" were invented! To battle dehydration, I'm almost constantly drinking something. Coffee, tea and water are my favorites.
It's hard for me to even imagine it now, but there was a time I didn't like water. I might take a sip from a fountain in desperation and we kept a pitcher-full ice cold in my childhood refrigerator, but if I had my choice, I drank soda or tea (sweet tea, of course... I grew up in Texas!)
As I grew, my taste buds turned away from the sweet stuff. I learned to appreciate a simple glass of cold ice water on a hot summer day, but it was while working 12 hour shifts outside on 100+ degree days at a chemical plant that I realized the life-and-death importance of staying hydrated: heat exhaustion is sneaky! To ward it away, I stopped at the coolers filled with cold water or sports drink that dotted the perimeter of the plant every chance I could.
I learned to listen to my body and now I can tell if I'm slackin' up on my water intake - usually I get a headache, feel weak, and my fingers actually swell enough that my rings are stuck on my fingers!
When that happens, I immediately grab a bottle or a large glass of water and gulp it down, imagining the water flushing out all kinds of nasty toxins from my body. I'm not sure if that's true, but it's a fun image! I do know that when I'm remembering to drink enough, I feel healthier and more energetic.
I enjoy the taste of plain water, but many people can't stand more than a sip or two. If you're one of those people, adding Crystal Light's naturally sweetened drink mixes to a glass or bottle of water might help you increase the amount of water you drink each day.
So, true confession time... what is YOUR water style, plain or decorated? What do you like about drinking water and staying hydrated?
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