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Mile High Hydration: Why It’s So Important

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Our love for the Mile High City runs deep, and it has a lot to do with the 300 days of sunshine we see each year. While you’re out having fun in the sun, it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated, but Colorado summers are no joke. Between the scorching temperatures and high altitude, it’s not only essential to consume enough fluids for your overall health, but also to maximize the benefits of Fierce Movement® - and your other fave summer activities.

If you’re still not convinced, here are four more reasons to imbibe in some extra H20 this summer:

ENERGY

Water helps deliver crucial nutrients throughout your body to boost energy levels. Staying hydrated can give you more energy and also help alleviate headaches, drowsiness, body aches, and elevate your mood. If plain old water doesn’t do it for you, toss in a squeeze of lemon or a flavored water additive that can give you some electrolytes for an added energy boost.

WEIGHT LOSS

Getting enough water throughout the day can aid in getting rid of the last of your winter weight. Drinking water can help you feel full longer without adding any extra calories. It’s also not uncommon for some people to mistake thirst for hunger. If you’re still feeling hungry and you just ate, try drinking a glass of water, or eating some foods with high water content—like watermelon, cucumbers, celery or peaches.

DETOX

Summer in Colorado isn’t quite summer without enjoying a warm patio night with good food and good drinks. Hydrating, especially after a night out, can help flush toxins out of your body faster, making hitting up your local happy hour a little more forgiving on your body.

GLOW

Your self-care Sunday may not be complete without all of your skincare creams and elixirs, but one of the best ways to get that summer glow? Yup, you guessed it, HYDRATE! When your body is hydrated, your skin is hydrated, and that is the best defense against aging. So, drink up, Fierce fam.

The recommended amount of water to stay hydrated is eight glasses per day, but that can vary based on activity and how much time you spend in the heat outside (not to mention the Colorado altitude). So, make the most of our beautiful state this summer and hit your hydration goals! I mean, who doesn’t want a health boost, an increase in your energy, and a healthy glow all thanks to a bit of H2O?