As a dietetics professional, I always get a handful of the same common questions regarding nutrition. What are the best foods to eat? Should I go vegan? Is butter a carb (true story!)? While there is truly no one method or recommendation to nutrition that will work for everyone, there’s always one topic that does however, apply true for all: HYDRATION.
I know, it’s probably one you hear about often – but it’s also the one that gets overlooked the most. When was the last time you felt good with your water intake? This is particularly important since now that it’s warmer and we’re outside moving more (hey, I see you summertime Chicago!). Dehydration can cause a handful of common (and very general) symptoms – headaches, fatigue, dizziness. It’s easy to mistake dehydration for other things, but at the same time, it’s also one of the easiest things for us to manage. Since our bodies are mostly water, everything functions properly when we are adequately hydrated.