During the summer months, when heat and humidity have you sweating buckets, it is easy to remember to stay hydrated. Iced beverages abound in summer, quickly cooling and rehydrating as you stay active. But during the cold of winter, an ice-cold beverage may seem like the last thing you want, and you may unintentionally become dehydrated.
In winter, you spend more time indoors, where the air is dry due to indoor heating, and you lose fluids just by breathing, as well as through your skin. When you do venture outdoors, exposure to cold weather causes body fluids from your extremities to move to your viscera, increasing your urine output and contributing to dehydration.
Signs you may be dehydrated include:
- dry, sticky mouth
- dry nasal passages and difficulty breathing through your nose
- fatigue and lethargy
- dry dull skin
- general malaise
Because dehydration can compromise your immune system, you may be more at risk for contracting winter colds and flu.
Tips for Fighting Winter Dehydration
- Drink plenty of water: Each morning, measure one ounce of filtered water for every two pounds of body weight, and drink it throughout the day, finishing it before bedtime. To warm up, drink herbal tea.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol: Coffee and caffeinated tea work as diuretics, causing increased urine output and further dehydration. Alcohol suppresses your body’s antidiuretic hormone, causing you to urinate more and contributing to dehydration.
- Apply moisturizer generously to your face and body: Oil-based organic moisturizer puts a protective barrier between your skin and the dry winter air, keeping moisture in.
- Eat hydrating foods: Soup is a great winter food, especially if made with fresh organic vegetables and bone broth. It warms you up, fills you up with essential nutrients, and rehydrates. Enjoy seasonal fruits like oranges, grapefruit and apples, and eat salads made from fresh greens and watery veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers.
- Use a humidifier: Central heat can really dry up your indoor air. A humidifier in your bedroom can help you sleep more soundly and reduce your risk of viral infections.
- Try IV micronutrient therapy: IV therapy is a great way to optimize hydration, while at the same time boosting your immune system with high-dose vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Expect better sleep, improved mood and more energy after your IV rehydration session.
IV Rehydration in NYC
To keep yourself feeling healthy and looking great all winter long, schedule regular IV micronutrient therapy sessions at Advanced Cryo NYC in trendy SoHo.
Eliminate signs of dehydration and boost your immunity to colds and flu as your body is infused with healing fluids and micronutrients, while you relax in our spa-like clinic. Don’t let dry winter weather rob you of health and beauty. Contact Advanced Cryo NYC today!