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I'm not drinking enough water!

Posted by Tamar F.

I’m not drinking enough fluids and I have the bruises to prove it. I was only down on fluids maybe a couple of days. I was just busy, drinking mostly mugs of coffee. Well, today, I had a regular check up and they wanted to draw blood. Two nurses stuck me in both arms, a total of 8 times, but no luck! I’m plenty bruised and in pain, but they still couldn’t do a blood test. They told me to go drink a bunch of fluids and come back. I will… another day!

I didn’t know that you could mess yourself up in just a couple days of dehydration.

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Everytime I've gotten accupuncture I have been told that, too.  8 glasses a day just doesn't seem practical.  I now drink a big glass when I wake up and before bed along with my meals.
I didn't realize that lack of hydration causes bruises , and that it makes it a challenge to draw blood. Do you know why this is? Did the nurses tell you? And as far as drinking water goes, it's always a good idea to drink a full glass before each meal. Not only does this ensure that you're getting part of your daily dose in water, but it also helps if you have a tendency to overeat. And if you take a vitamin supplement, take it in the morning with a full glass of water. Also, make sure you fill up a flask of water and keep it by your desk if you're one of those people who doesn't have time to make regular trips to the work kitchen.
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