How to Tell if You Are Hydrated

How do you know if you are hydrated? The best way to tell if you are hydrated is to look at the color of your urine. If it is pale yellow to clear, you are likely hydrated, but if it looks like apple juice or darker, you need to drink something ASAP. Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day and keep refilling it between meetings, at work and on the course. This will help with your overall hydration status.

amy-goodson-quarterback-ranchAmy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.