8 Tips for Hydrating in Cold Weather

Eat Fruits

Winter fruits are excellent sources of water. To name a few: apples are 84-percent water; pears are 84-percent water; and clementines are 87-percent water. Plus, these fruits contain vitamin C, which helps fight off the flu.

Eat Salty Foods and Soup

Foods that contain salt will help you retain water. And soup, with all its broth and vegetables, is hydrating. Some great winter options: tomato soup, butternut-squash bisque or minestrone.

More: Hydrate With Soup Pre-Workout

Drink Hot Chocolate

You've likely heard that chocolate milk is the ideal post-workout recovery drink because of its 4:1 carbohydrates-to-protein ratio. Hot chocolate provides the same benefits—with added warmth.

Limit Alcohol and Caffeine

Caffeine and alcohol have diuretic effects. Save them for after your cold-weather workout.

More: Drinks That Fuel Hydration and Fast Recovery

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Felicia Stoler

Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's series Honey, We're Killing the Kids! and she's the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus). She's been featured on many national and local television and radio programs. Stoler, who lives in New Jersey, is the mother of two children and stepmom of one.

Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's series Honey, We're Killing the Kids! and she's the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus). She's been featured on many national and local television and radio programs. Stoler, who lives in New Jersey, is the mother of two children and stepmom of one.

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