Staying Hydrated in a Thirsty World
Glug. Glug. Glug. It was our last rest-stop before conquering the intimidating summit in Yosemite National Park, CA.
The sun was blazing overhead, and I could feel a salty trickle of sweat on my forehead. Eww.
The lukewarm water I had packed in the pre-hike rush now tasted like nectar. My body was craving water, and with a couple of gulps, it was hydrated enough to reach the top—in time to catch a stunning sunset.
Sometimes, it’s easy for me to forget that water is just as essential in my daily routine as it was mid-hike in Yosemite. But it’s true, nonetheless!
Our bodies are composed of roughly 60% water. If we’re dehydrated, our memory decreases, distractibility increases, wrinkles develop faster (no thank-you), and toxins leach nutrients from our systems. Plus, drinking water can energize muscles, meaning your recovery time after a jog can decrease with an extra glass of water. What’s not to love?
This morning, I placed a big water bottle next to my to-do list and smartphone. It’s a gentle reminder to drink up, stay hydrated, and reap the benefits. Join me! Let’s get healthy. Let’s stay hydrated.
MEREWETHER BEACH: Stop and Smell the ocean
Speaking of water’s healing powers, the Newcastle area has some beautiful beaches to stroll down, watch the waves, and relax after a busy workday.
Our favourite? Merewether Beach!
Declared a National Surfing Reserve in 2009, this beach has some mesmerizing waves that are sure to impress. We love to stretch out with a good book and sunscreen and spot those waves (and the spectacular surfers!).
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