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Hydration is key. Our blog unlocks the do's and don'ts of hydration.

Why Am I Always So Thirsty?

Drinking water seems like a simple enough step in our daily self-care routines, but is sometimes hard to keep track of. While some struggle to drink enough water, others over-indulge. Excessive thirst is defined by doctors as drinking more than 3 liters a day.
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Low Sodium Diets and Hydrant

One pack of Hydrant contains only eight ingredients, most of them salts. With low sodium diets on the rise, where does Hydrant fit into your routine? Can you still rely on Hydrant to keep you on your game, even when trying to reduce your salt intake?
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Methods To Feel More Alert Throughout The Day

Do you wish you could feel more alert throughout your day? Are you falling asleep at the back of class? Struggling to stay awake in meetings? Do you have trouble concentrating or constantly feel in need of a nap? Here’s our analysis of some methods that help you stay awake and alert throughout your day.
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Does “Sweating It Out” Work As A Remedy For Hangovers?

Everyone knows hangovers suck, and so does finding the most effective hangover cure. Hangovers mess with you right when you wake up, and the particularly nasty ones can ruin the entire day.
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POTS (Dysautonomia) and Sodium Intake

Three million Americans have POTS, and hydration with proper electrolyte balance could be a key part of managing symptoms, maintaining blood pressure and nerve function.
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The Coolest Music Festivals You've Never Heard Of

Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, South by Southwest, Ultra, Governors Ball, Coachella, all on the festival lovers hit list. The US is well-known for its diverse festival scene — Ultra alone attracted over 165,000 attendees hailing from all corners of the world to sunny Miami last March.

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5 Ways Travelers Get Dehydrated

As soon as you swap that desk chair for an airplane seat (even if the leg room is tiny), you begin to realize that vacation feels great. It provides a much-needed break from the general hustle-and-bustle of adulthood. It reinvigorates the body and mind, and is scientifically proven to boost productivity and resilience in the workplace.
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World’s Strangest Wellness Practices and Traditions

It’s no secret that wellness trends in the United States have absolutely exploded over the past few years. Teenagers, celebrities, companies, and even entire industries have shifted their focus to meet this growing, millennial-driven market –one that’s valued at trillions of dollars.
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The Rise of Nootropics in the Workplace

Ever seen the movie “Limitless?” Starring Bradley Cooper, it details the transformation of a man after he pops a magical pill. The drug improves his mental acuity exponentially, and he begins to soar up the ranks at his – you guessed it – finance job.
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Training for a 5k? Here’s what you need to know

Training for a 5k race is hard. Hard on your body, your mind, and your diet. To perform well as a long distance runner you need stamina and commitment on and off the course. Runners need to know how to properly replace fluids and glycogen, how to push through blisters, heat, and soreness, and how to ignore overwhelming feelings of fatigue.
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Navigating the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, so get ready for a whirlwind of excessive eating, drinking, and social activity! Whether it’s an office party or an extended family dinner, or perhaps just a Friday night get-together, your body will almost inevitably take a beating.
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Why is my skin so dry?

‘Tis the season for dry winter skin. While we’re cuddling up to fireplaces and doning fluffy (—and dare I say ugly) sweaters, dry skin is there to ruin the festive mood. Before we resort to slathering our skin in lotion the texture of egg-nog, let’s backup to understand why our skin gets so dry in the winter. 

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Does Sugar Dehydrate You?

What does sugar have to do with hydration? The simple answer: it makes osmosis possible. Ok, let’s back up a bit. What is osmosis? Water moves in and out of our cells by a process called osmosis.
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Why Water Alone is not always Enough for Hydration

Doctors, nutritionists, and mothers everywhere agree that you should drink six to eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. Usually, this does the job and keeps our fluid levels in check. However, when our bodies are put under pressure by intense exercise or illness, we lose more than water.
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Dehydration and Blood Pressure

FUN FACT: water makes up 60% of our body weight! About two-thirds of that water weight comes from the water inside healthy cells. The remaining third of water either sits between your cells, or else travels around your body as part of blood.
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Dehydrated Skin Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, dehydrated and dry skin aren’t the same. You may have similar symptoms from each, but there’s a key difference. While dehydrated skin is a lack of water in your skin, dry skin is a lack of natural oils in your skin. Think of it this way: dehydrated skin isn’t dry, in the same way that hydrated skin isn’t wet.
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Causes of Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when we lose more fluid from our bodies than we take in. Every day we each lose an average of 2.5 liters of fluids from our bodies through sweating, going to the toilet, and even breathing. Therefore, in order to stay hydrated, you need to consume at least 2.5 liters of fluids each day to replace what you’ve lost.
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Can Dehydration Cause Diarrhea?

Can dehydration lead to diarrhea? Scientifically-speaking, diarrhea is an increased frequency and fluidity in our poop. But we really know it as an unfortunate inconvenience that restricts our ability to go about our day.
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Dehydration in the Elderly

Contrary to common sense, those with demanding routines and active lifestyles aren’t the only ones who can get dehydrated. The elderly are more at risk of dehydration, and with larger potential consequences, than their younger counterparts.
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Which drinking persona are you?

How do you avoid a hangover? Drinking alcohol is an activity that most adult Americans enjoy on some level. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (scary sounding!), 56% of Americans over 18 reported drinking in the past month, and 70% reported drinking in the past year.
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Hangover Hydration

Why does alcohol make you dehydrated? Alcohol can make you dehydrated by stimulating diuresis - an increase in urine output. To be precise, 10g of alcohol makes you produce 100ml of urine! Why does alcohol make me lose more water? Alcohol leads to an increase in plasma osmolality.
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Waking up dehydrated

Ever wondered why you wake up dehydrated? You're not imagining it! There are a number of reasons why this happens, we break it down for you here, and help with solutions.
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Signs of Chronic Dehydration

Do you feel like you’re always thirsty? This may be a sign of chronic dehydration. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have the water it needs. When this occurs continuously over a long period of time, you may have chronic dehydration.
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Magnesium and Hydration

Magnesium is an Alkaline Earth Metal, and is one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust. Cool. But what does that mean for hydration?
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How Doctors Read Nutrition Labels

What we eat matters, but how aware are you of what you’re actually putting in your body? We know nutrition labels may seem intimidating, but don’t worry! We’ll walk you through how to read a nutrition label, so that you can get the most out of what you eat and drink.

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Why Should I Drink Lemon Water?

On its own, water presents a multitude of health benefits. We all know the importance of staying hydrated every day, which is why scientists and nutritionists all recommend a high intake of water.
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Hydration Therapy for Migraines

Migraines are listed as the 6th most disabling disorder globally by the World Health Organization. Despite this, we have relatively little understanding of how exactly this disease works, let alone how to treat it.
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Why Am I Always So Thirsty?

Why am I always thirsty? Am I drinking enough water? Am I drinking too much? Drinking water seems like a simple enough step in our daily self-care routines, but is sometimes hard to keep track of. While some struggle to drink enough water, others over-indulge.
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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

Caffeine is a drug, so like any drug there must be a limit. But just how many cups of coffee does it take to compromise your health?
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7 Causes of Daily Fatigue and Tiredness

We all know what it’s like to wake up feeling tired and in need of a PJ-day. But what if you’re feeling fatigued, drowsy, and unable to concentrate every day? We dove into the research and found 4 ‘not enough’ and 3 ‘too much’ factors that might be dragging you down.
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Dehydration and Headaches

Dehydration headaches are fairly common and can be tedious to get rid of. But what, if any, is the scientific evidence linking dehydration and headaches? How can you spot and alleviate a headache caused by dehydration?
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What Minerals are in Water?

If you ask a scientist “what is water?” they’ll probably tell you it’s the pure liquid form of the chemical H2O. The water we drink in our everyday lives, however, isn’t pure H2O. This doesn’t mean the water isn’t healthy. Quite the opposite, really. The impurities in our drinking water often include essential dietary minerals.
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5 Races For All Types of Runners

As popular New York City Youtuber Casey Neistat once said, there are two types of people in this world: those who run, and everyone else. Which one are you? Are you obsessed with running? Do you feel physically down if you miss your daily run? Do you own more than five pairs of running shoes?
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Does Dehydration Cause Fatigue?

Fatigue is a key sign of dehydration. But does dehydration cause fatigue, or are they just related? And if dehydration does cause fatigue, why? Here, we look at three scientific papers written in the last ten years that focus on the causes of fatigue in three different scenarios, to help you get to an answer.
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The Water Craze: The Rise of Water Tracking Apps and Bottles

There’s a new trend in wellness: drinking water. It might sound ridiculous, but it’s true. A whole fleet of apps and ‘smart’ water bottles, both of which track how much you drink, have begun to explode in popularity, affirming that water is the new craze.
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Fit by February: The Best No Gym Workouts You Need This Month

The holidays are in full swing and New Years is almost here, which means that gyms will get even more crowded with flocks of people. We've compiled a list of the best no gym workouts to keep you motivated through resolution season.
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5 Easy Tips for Maintaining your Wellness at Work

Maintaining your wellness is key to being your best self at work. Try these simple self-care tips to get ahead—and impress your boss.
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Home Remedies for Rehydration

Is proper rehydration possible at home? How do you rehydrate without an IV or an expensive sports drink? We’ve searched high and low for the best home remedies for dehydration so that you can get back to your best as soon as possible.
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Does Spicy Food Dehydrate You?

Ever feel thirsty and dehydrated after a spicy meal? Curry so spicy you’re sweating? Chili powder so strong you need to chug water? At Hydrant, we did the research to see if there’s any merit to the myth that eating spicy food is dehydrating. Here’s what we found.
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Do Electrolytes Give you Energy?

We’ve seen that hydration plays a key role in keeping you healthy and active, but where do electrolytes come into play? Do electrolytes in hydration beverages give boosts of energy? Electrolytes have become a buzzword amongst the health-conscious and active, thanks to the prevalence of sport drinks and coconut waters that claim to provide them.
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Dehydration and Kidney Stones

Dehydration increases your risk of developing, or repeatedly developing, kidney stones. This association emerged in scientific studies that looked at why certain occupations increased peoples’ risks of getting kidney stones.
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Dehydration and UTI

The evidence around hydration and UTIs is mixed at best. Each of the studies referenced have their own merits and limitations. However, most credible online resources list hydration as a prevention for UTIs or have dehydration as a risk factor for developing a UTI. Since drinking more fluids has numerous benefits, we’re siding with NHS Scotland in recommending proper hydration as an effective way to help ward off UTIs.
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Does Dehydration Cause Leg Cramps?

If you’ve ever felt the muscles in your legs suddenly tighten, and become painful and stiff, you’ve experienced leg cramps. They usually last seconds, but in some cases can last up to ten minutes, or perhaps even longer . Some people may also get muscle spasms, or twitches. Scientists don’t agree on what causes leg cramps, why they vary in duration, or why some people get them, and others not at all.
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What are the Signs of Dehydration in Children?

Dehydration in children can be easily missed. If missed and untreated, dehydration may lead to issues associated with circulation, imbalanced electrolytes, and out of whack blood pH. These potential side effects of improper hydration affect us all, but children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
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How to Tell if You're Dehydrated

Your body has many ways to tell you that you’re dehydrated. Thirst is perhaps the most direct. You probably drink water a few times a day when your body prompts you to, but many of us don’t pay close enough attention to thirst. 

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What is ORS or Oral Rehydration Solution?

What is Oral Rehydration Solution? Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is a sugar and electrolyte solution used to treat dehydration. It was first developed as a treatment for diarrheal diseases, but is finding use cases beyond that as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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Early symptoms of dehydration

What are the common signs of dehydration? The first signs of dehydration are: Being Thirsty, Urinating less often than usual, Dark-coloured urine, Dry skin, Feeling tired, Dizziness and fainting, Dry armpits. Being thirsty is not actually a good early marker of dehydration. By the time you feel thirsty you will already be dehydrated.
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How long does it take to recover from dehydration?

Dehydration recovery time depends on how dehydrated you are. If you don’t treat dehydration by drinking water and in some cases taking on electrolytes in the right quantities, your dehydration will last indefinitely.
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Trusted health and nutrition websites

Our guide to the best health websites. It's hard finding the truth online these days, so we've created a whitelist of health and nutrition websites that you can put your trust in without worrying about their veracity.
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Does DHM cure hangovers?

It’s the latest supplement on everyone’s radar and it’s being marketed as a hangover cure, but the real question is, does it work? We tasked our medical team at Oxford University to conduct a full literature review on the studies that have been done with DHM, and here we’ll reveal what we’ve found.
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