It’s freezing outside so many of us in the Northeast have the heat on high. This is great; it keeps us warm and toasty. The only downfall is that is dries out the air. Immensely. We all need to hydrate and drink as much water as possible! Even drinking enough water, your skin (mine is) may still dry out just from the wear and tear of the Winter.
A hint – I try to keep the air hydrated and aromatic in a very organic, low tech way. I simply take a pan, fill it with water and orange peels (which also means that you’re eating an orange and getting some healthy vitamins), and boil away. Warning – you cannot leave the pan on the stove unattended!! This is only to be done while you’re in the kitchen and able to watch the pan. I let the water boil continually which feeds steam into the air. The added benefit of adding orange peels allows for a citrus scent to linger in the house.
Long time, no post. I’ve been at home with a sick parent. All is well now but a week in ICU can really make you think about life, nutrition, and health.
It is really hard to stay healthy when a loved one is hospitalized and needs you. Alas, this is the most important time TO stay healthy.
With great healthcare, strong family bonds, and fabulous friends, we have made it through a rough few weeks and are back in action.
The first thing I am doing is rehydrating. This whole weekend, I’ve been drinking water and getting rehydrated to the max. I was drinking the prescribed 8 by 8 each day (eight glasses of eight ounces each). I admit to falling a bit off this wagon for the past week but I’ve dedicated this weekend to rehydrating and am proud to let you know that I’m back at my 8 glasses per day.
One of the best things I’ve done on this journey is purchasing a Camelbak Eddy water bottle. It’s great because it travels really well, keeps water cool with a few ice cubes, and helps me measure my water content. I just fill it four times a day and I’m on track to be properly hydrated for the day. Sometimes, I toss in a few drops of natural lemon juice for flavor.