My new "wellness priority" is to stay hydrated. I am told that the consequences of not making hydration a priority can lead to adverse health conditions. Maybe even a horrible (but not presumably gurgling) death.
I read recently that I should be drinking an amount of water that is "half as many ounces as a person weighs (in pounds)." So, for me, that comes out to about 100 ounces. That rounds to 8.3 cans of beer.
To help make this possible, one is encouraged to "flavor" one's water. Such advice includes "mushroom-infused drinks," "vitamin water," and "water with added fat."
Also, one is supposed to eat "water-rich" fruits and vegetables. In addition, starting the day with oatmeal, skipping carbohydrates, drinking more milk, smoothies, and soup is advised. Meat has a surprisingly high amount of water, as much as 60%.
Importantly, I have been encouraged to "monitor the color of my urine."
One article extolled the virtues of "Oral Hydration Solutions." This begs the question, are there Hydration Solutions that are not of the oral persuasion? Non-oral Hydration Solutions, one guesses, might be like "Stay out of the heat," or "Wear a hat," or "Monitor your urine."
I also spent several hours with a teacher who, via massage with tiny balls and modified pool noodles, insisted that self-massage encouraged, "hydration of the tissues." Apparently, my feet could mummify if I don't roll them around on some pricy hacky sacks.
This reminds me of a time when I tried to form a connection with my father by asking his advice about supplemental vitamins. His response: "Eat real food." What a bunch of nonsense.