Path to Well-Being: Staying Hydrated

Staying adequately hydrated can help prolong a healthy life by reducing the risk of bladder and colon cancer and keeping kidneys in tip-top shape. It might even help you lose weight. Researchers at the University of Illinois found that those who sipped more H2O ended up eating 68 to 205 fewer calories per day. If staying hydrated is difficult for you, here are some tips that can help: keep a bottle of water with you during the day, add a slice of lemon or lime to your water to heighten the taste, drink water on a schedule (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), when you are feeling hungry….drown those cravings with water!

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