Watering down Winter

Are you getting enough water during the winter?  Runners and other athletes are at increased risk of winter dehydration due to increased sweat losses without feeling thirsty.  In cold weather it can be harder to stay mindful of your fluid intake.  And with adequate intake set as 9c for women and 13c for men, this can be difficult to achieve.  So, beyond plain water what counts that can increase your fluid intake?    Soup and broth.  After an outdoor mid to long distance run, I heat a mug of water with a teaspoon of instant chicken stock/bouillon.  Along with this nice warm up, add hot chocolate, hot herbal tea, and even a little decaf coffee.   To keep up on fluids, try to drink a glass of water before each meal and while you cook.

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