Drinking Water is Vital for Better Heart Health

By Kary Woodruff

Did you know we sometimes confuse our hunger and thirst mechanisms? This means we may think we are hungry when we are actually thirsty.

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Water can help prevent us from feeling tired and lethargic which is what happens when we are dehydrated. As spring starts turning to summer, it's important for everyone to assure they are getting the right amount of water each day. But sometimes it can be a tricky task.

Here are a few tips you can use to try and increase your fluid intake:

 - Add berries, cucumber slices, or lemon/lime slices to water to add a delicious and calorie-free flavor
 - Have a goal to drink 8-16 ounces of water with meals
 - Have a goal to drink 8-16 ounces in between meals
 - Carry a water bottle around with you wherever you go so you always have water accessible

Here's a great article - 6 reasons to drink water - that you can check out for additional information on how water plays a key role in better health for your whole body.