Show Notes

Episode 214: Hydrate or Die


We have all heard how important it is to stay hydrated. But for some of us, taking in the water our bodies need can feel challenging. This week, Janine and Shanon discuss some strategies for getting (and staying!) hydrated.

Discussion topics include:

  • How hydration is important year-round
  • The origin of this week’s episode title
  • The importance of sipping water frequently, rather than chugging a lot of water at once
  • How the amount of water you need depends on various factors, like how active you are and what you eat
  • Selecting a water bottle that is easy to drink out of
  • Shannon’s favorite water bottle
  • Flavoring water to make it more enjoying (including with fresh fruit!)
  • The effect of water temperature (bottom line: drink it at the temperature that appeals to you in the moment)
  • The perils of dehydration
  • The clear IKEA carafe that helps Janine (and Shannon’s husband Mike!) stay hydrated
  • The encouraging water bottle Janine’s employee Beth uses
  • Drinking water first thing in the morning
  • Offsetting caffeine or alcohol in your water intake
  • Avoiding drinking too much water
  • The value of adding electrolytes to water if you’re not feeling hydrated by plain water
  • Chapped lips as a clue to dehydration
  • Creating a strategy for taking in enough water


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