Here's another "holiday" we didn't know we needed.  It's National Hydration Day. A day where you're supposed to remind yourself to drink more water.  Especially now that summer is here in Yakima. On a day where it could hit 98 degrees. Ugh.

You've probably heard that adults should consumee 80-100 ounces of water day. Recently, experts have claimed as long as you keep the water based drinks flowing (alchohol in limited amounts), you should be good.

So how do you know if you are dehydrated? I mean, besides being thirsty? Now we are going to get all sciency on ya and what not -  here we go.

*AHEM* (clears throat), check your urine.

Yep, for those not in the know, the color of your urine is a good indicator as to how hydrated/dehydrated you currently are.

Glass of water infused with lime and ice cubes
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The general rule - the darker your urine, the more dehydrated you are. The clearer it is, the more hydrated you are. Keep in mind, you can consume too much water. Again, it's all about balance - always, listen to your body.

If you are feeling "internally sluggish", you might be dehydrated as well.

Beer and alchohol-based drinks can dehydrate you when taken in large quantities. A good rule of thumb is one adult beverage, one glass of water.

Also sugery drinks, avoid them. Nothing works better for our bodies than just plain water.

It has been long beleived that coffee and tea would dehydrate you if consumed in moderate amounts. That myth has been debunked. You can read more about that here.

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If you don't like the taste of water, do what others are doing - make your own fruit water fusion. Lemons, limes, watermelon, cucumbers, etc go great in water and helps it go down better.

So whether it's Yakima Tap Water, filtered or bottled water, you have a few choices.

So let's raise a glass (of water) to light amber colored urine! Cause, science!

All My Best,

The JimShow

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