Fill, Drink, Repeat for National Hydration Day

family at table drinking waterIt’s a great day to fill your cup with Louisville Pure Tap®! Not that you ever need an excuse to enjoy Pure Tap, but it’s National Hydration Day!

Did you know our brains are composed of 75% water. Even mild dehydration can make a significant impact in your ability to think and focus.

Drinking water has several other health benefits, including keeping those muscles and joints lubricated. It also helps your heart pump blood easier.

We’re enjoying a break from the summer heat now, but it’s still important to get plenty of H2O. Louisville Water wants you to stay healthy and hydrated!

  • Drink before you’re thirsty. By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost up to five cups of water.
  • Grab a reusable water bottle. Keep a reusable bottle with you. Fill, drink, and repeat throughout the day. Pure Tap is the best value to stay hydrated, costing less than a penny a gallon. You also may want to fill and freeze a plastic water bottle so you can drink refreshing Pure Tap as the ice melts.
  • Drink regularly if you’re working in the heat. Drink one cup (8 oz.) every 15-20 minutes.
  • Drink water when sweating. Anytime you sweat, your body is losing water. Hydrate before, during, and after exercise.
  • Don’t mistake thirst for hunger. It’s easy to confuse the two because sometimes you may feel hungry, but your body is actually thirsty.
  • Don’t forget to keep your pets hydrated too!

 Signs of dehydration:

  • Dry mouth, tongue, cracked lips
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dark-colored urine (Check your status with the Pure Tap Hydration Chart)
  • Dizziness and/or headaches
  • Trouble concentrating or mental confusion
  • Fatigue