Drink it Up!
People spend countless dollars on diets, skin care and medications, when the simple solution may be coming from their tap.
As we know, our bodies are made up of a significant amount of liquid; drinking water throughout the day helps replenish our body’s stores in order to maintain proper balance and overall health.
Water is also a great thirst quencher, generally leaving you less inclined to reach for calorie-ridden drinks; many people find that the best way to shed a few extra pounds is by, simply, switching their favorite sugary beverage out and replacing it with water.
Signs that you may not be drinking enough water:
- Dry skin
- Low energy
- Frequent headaches
- Bladder infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Kidney stones
You can text your First Opinion doctor 24/7. She will help you understand water’s important role in good health and will provide suggestion great ways to get more of it.
“I get headaches frequently. My doctor explained that dehydration could be the cause and that drinking more water could be a quick and easy solution. She explained some of the benefits of staying properly hydrated and challenged me to drink 8 glasses a day for a week to see if it made a difference. I just thought those headaches were hereditary, turns out that once I upped my water intake they went away. Maybe the only thing that was hereditary was our habit of not drinking enough water!” – Tom, First Opinion User
Download the First Opinion app and message your doctor 24/7 to learn other ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice. They will help you set goals and check in with you to offer words of encouragement when you need them!
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