Stay hydrated in Monsoon! Know why

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Misbah Ali

One of the most essential things for overall health is to stay hydrated. Harsh summers demand consuming water and other liquids religiously. However, many often ignore this habit during the monsoon.

When it comes to the rainy season, people rarely feel thirsty which makes them guilty for not drinking enough water. But were you aware that humid temperature during the monsoon season demands the body to be hydrated?

Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija reminded people to stay hydrated even as it rains by posting a significant video on her Instagram page.

“The humidity during the monsoon saps a large amount of water from the body, making us sweat incessantly, sometimes not smelling too good. 70 per cent of our body is made up of water but we tend to forget about this most vital nutrient,” Pooja said in the video.

Pooja further added that one of the reasons that many among us don't drink enough water in the monsoon season is because people are constantly seeing so much water around. Also, the temperature is low and, as a result, people don’t feel thirsty.

Pooja Makhija is a celebrity nutritionist, dietitian, author, and entrepreneur. She has transformed the body of many people from all walks of life; some renowned celebrities among them are Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, and Shahid Kapoor.

To know how much water should be consumed to keep one’s body hydrated, Pooja shared an easy test to check if a person is dehydrated.

In another video, the dietician demonstrated a quick test where one has to just pinch the skin on the knuckle. If the skin goes down easily and quickly, then the person is well hydrated. However, if it takes longer to go down or stays as is, then the person needs to increase the intake of water.

People can make a habit of consuming water at a regular interval of time, by drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning. It will not just set the tone for the rest of the day, but it involves amazing benefits as well. Drinking water first thing in the morning improves digestion, metabolism and keeps your skin healthy.

Always remember that skipping water while it rains outside is causing more harm to your body.


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