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Hydrate for your health

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Registered Dietician Christine Meyer-Jax talks with FOX 9's Karen Scullin about staying hydrated this summer.

HEALTH TIP: You don't necessarily need 8 to 10 glasses of water. According to Meyer-Jax, you can use this measurement to determine how many ounces of water you need:

Body weight in pounds x 1/2 = ounces of water you should consume daily.

Ex: A 120 pound individual should consume 60 oz of water per day.

Other sources of hydration can include caffeine-laden beverages, even though they are known to be diuretics. Also aim to consume fresh produce each day -- fruits and vegetables are composed of mostly water, as is your body!

Your muscles are 80 percent water -- they need more water to function properly, as do all metabolic processes that occur in your body each day.

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