It’s common knowledge that keeping hydrated is good for your health as a whole, and there are a lot of drinks and pills on the market that promise to do the job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that good hydration means getting enough water and other fluids for your body to function properly. Of course, this is different for each person based on their weight, age, amount of exercise, and time spent in the heat. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine say that men should drink 15.5 cups of water per day and women should drink 11.5 cups.
The change is clear when you drink enough water every day. You might have more energy, be able to focus and think more clearly, and have a faster metabolism. But a day in the heat or a hard workout can quickly make you lose a lot of fluid. In situations like this, a glass of water isn’t enough to get you back to normal. Jared Braunstein, DO, a board-certified internist with Medical Offices of Manhattan, gives tips on how to drink water quickly so you can feel like yourself again quickly. Read the article