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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

July 8, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 1071 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 749 in-recovery and deaths remain at 23.

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Staying Hydrated

Did you know you're already dehydrated when you start to feel thirsty! The Mayo Clinic offers these simple tips to successfully hydrating:

1. Take notes: Nix that 12-cup-a-day goal. Instead, start small and set attainable goals — such as observing your current water intake. You won't know how to improve if you don't know where you're starting. Spend a day taking notes, keeping a pen and paper or a tracking app close by. Track the beverages you drink, the foods you eat and how you feel throughout the day.

2. Pick one method to try: Now you're ready to start experimenting. There are many tricks people use to drink more water. Start by picking one method to try today and take notes to compare.

  • Keep it visible. Try bringing a water bottle with you when you leave the house, or place a note to drink a glass of water on your fridge or nightstand.
  • Give it flavor. Try adding lemon or other fruits to sweeten your drink. It will add extra nutrients to your sip, which can boost your bill of health beyond hydration. Win-win!
  • Eat water-dense foods. As much as 20 percent of a person's daily fluid intake can come from food. Raw foods such as berries, celery and cucumbers can be a main source.
  • Set a sip time. Humans are creatures of habit. Make it a routine to take a drink of water before a meeting, a meal or whenever you start a new activity throughout the day.
  • Drink before you eat. Meals provide an easy opportunity for extra water, so try to sip through the meal or drink a glass of water before you start. Thirst is often misinterpreted as hunger, so this trick could even help slim your waistline.
  • Repay what you owe. You're constantly losing water — through perspiration, urination and even breathing. Try taking small sips throughout the day, and add a glass after any exercise or outdoor activity in the heat.

3. Focus on progress: After you've experimented with these hydration strategies — or a few of your own — look through your notes. What do you notice? If a certain tip didn't help, simply adjust your plan and try again tomorrow. Remember, drinking just a few more ounces of water today is more (and better) than you did yesterday.

Source: Mayo Clinic, 2020

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