by Anita Farrelly, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, and Jessica Dickinson, RN, BSN, Owners, Aboost Wellness and Salon
The winter season is coming! Soon the holiday lights will be on at the Prescott Square, shining on the festive celebrations during this time of the year favored by many.
You are probably pulling out your heavy sweaters, comfortable fuzzy boots and warm coats. But as the cheer gets brighter, our skin gets dryer.
Winter season is wonderful, but did you know your chances of being dehydrated are actually higher in the colder weather?
People don’t typically feel thirsty or drink as much water, and wearing our fun winter clothing increases our body’s workload, plus sweat evaporates quicker in the cooler climate. Our warm baths become inviting, but they also perpetuate our risk for dry and irritated skin.
Seventy-five percent of Americans are already chronically dehydrated. Add in the winter months and this rate increases.
Under relatively mild levels of dehydration, individuals may suffer from dry skin, fatigue, headaches, mood alterations and cognitive issues such as difficulty concentrating. Dehydration also can be the source of sore and achy joints.
Our elderly population is at an even higher risk for issues as dehydration presents as confusion and delirium.
Drinking plenty of water is critical in these colder conditions, and supplementing with IV hydration is a great way to ensure your body and skin is protected. Administered intravenously by a registered nurse under the direction of a physician, a hydration infusion can optimize your overall health this winter.
A bonus with getting an infusion is you can add-in amazing antioxidants, such as vitamin C, glutathione and zinc so you can prevent unnecessary colds and flu bugs and “always be ready” for guests, activities and holiday parties.
Infusions take less than an hour and can be done at your home, office or another location you choose. A registered nurse comes to you, assesses your health status, checks your vital signs and works with a physician to provide you with the ideal IV vitamin and hydration infusion for you and your loved ones.
As the leaves change and we pull out our heavier clothes, now is the perfect time to winterize your skin and body. Staying hydrated will promote a happier, healthier, energetic and joyful season.