Hydration Hints (+ Win a Zojirushi Vacuum Mug!) – The Traveling Pharmacist

Win a Travel Bottle ($45 MSRP)

Win a Travel Bottle ($45 MSRP)


To hydrate – means to replenish necessary fluids the body requires to function properly. In certain situations, hydration can mean the difference between life and death. Keeping the body hydrated when traveling, hiking, walking or performing exercise is essential for good health.

The best way to hydrate the body is to simply drink more water. For most daily activities, this water doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar or extra electrolytes. It can be just plain water. Eight, 8-ounce glasses of water (just under half a gallon) daily is a good start. Many people find that once they start drinking water regularly, it becomes a good habit that’s tough to break.

There’s an easy way to tell if your body needs more water. Check the color of your urine. If it’s a dark, apple juice shade, then it’s too concentrated. Strive for clear, colorless urine as a guide that the body is getting enough water to function at its best.

Drinking water can also help you look younger! When the skin becomes dehydrated, it tends to wrinkle and sink around the face. Water plumps up the connective tissue and keeps those wrinkles out of sight.

Right now we’re training to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain for the fall. On our daily walks in humid Florida, we often carry along a Zojirushi Vacuum Bottle (MSRP $45USD) filled with cold water. This is definitely one of our gear must-haves as it keeps liquids hot or cold for several hours at a time. It’s a stylish addition for those who spend time traveling outdoors and you can win one for yourself. a Rafflecopter giveaway Here are the Official Rules for this great giveaway.


For new and tasty recipes from the Zojirushi kitchens, colorful photos and other fun facts about food and cuisines from around the world, join Zojirushi 101 or follow them on Facebook here. Twitter followers will find lots of #everydayinspiration @ZojirushiUSA. If you’re the lucky winner, how would YOU use your Zojirushi Travel Bottle to keep hydrated? This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Zojirushi. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Lisa is a traveler, photographer and pharmacist. She and her partner Cheryl MacDonald enjoy sharing inspiration and good health with fellow travelers!

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