It’s Cold Outside, Don’t Forget To Drink Water!

For some reason, we as humans do not drink nearly as much water as we should during the winter months. Have you ever noticed how you’re never as thirsty during the late fall and early winter?
This is because we don’t actively acknowledge our status of hydration. During the summer, it is easy to tell when you are dehydrated, especially in 90 degree temperatures with extreme humidity and the boiling sun overhead while all you can do is sweat.
Although nothing changes from summer to winter in regard to our need for water we trick ourselves into believing otherwise. This is caused by a few different factors. First, it isn’t as hot outside so your body isn’t having to keep you as cool, instead it is heating you up. Secondly, sweat actually evaporates faster in the colder months.
Our hydration gauge may be diminished up to 40% as our veins shrink in order to keep te body warmer. Furthermore, a cold body will draw blood into its core and away from the extremities (which is why we experience cold hands). Due to our lack of water consumption there is a break in communication between the body and the kidney which processes water just as quickly as it would on any other day which causes us to urinate much more than we really should be.
Hydration is key to our survivors as humans since our bodies are made of 2/3 of water. Don’t let the cold weather fool you into thinking you are hydrated and good to go when you really aren’t. DRINK WATER!  
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How to Host the Spookiest Halloween Party of the Year!

Well September has come and gone and now it’s time for the spookiest month of the year—October. Nothing brings out the true Halloween spirit like a spooky gathering! Here are some tips on hosting a great Halloween event!

  1. Ambiance is everything—to truly have a spooktacular gathering you need to set the scene appropriately. This doesn’t mean you have to decorate every square inch of the area, but definitely spookify the main gathering areas! Here you can find some decorating ideas!
  2. Get people involved—Make your guests feel compelled to participate in the overarching theme by having everyone dress up, hosting a costume party, or making sure everyone plays the games!
  3. Dry ice – there is something about mist and fog that can help give things a creepy, bone-chilling vibe. Put dry ice around foods, and surprise your guests by putting a couple chunks of dry ice in their drinks to make them look like a smoking cauldron—don’t worry, it is 100% safe!
  4. Planning—Plan for your guests. Unless you strictly specify that there will not be kids at this event prepare for people of all ages to attend. Also, plan on having food and drinks, or assigning the potluck slots to guests, you can have them sign up with this easy tool.
  5. Be prepared—Trick or treating is a tradition, set up a table somewhere for people to trick or treat. Have both kid and adult treats!
  6. Invite—be sure to invite people, create a Facebook event page and mail or deliver some handmade inexpensive cards!

Hopefully these seven tips will help you in throwing your best Halloween party yet! Don’t forget to click here to check out some of our custom Halloween labels that we just released! Also, here is another great freebie: make things extra spooky by using black-light bulbs around your house, and make some creepy Jell-o with tonic water to make it glow in the dark!