Staying Hydrated!

June 28, 2010 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

It is during this time of the year when the thermometer reaches 100+ degrees and just walking out side to go to your car you find yourself sweating. The body is made up of up to 75% water and when you don’t replace the water that is lost from your body throughout the day you find yourself dehydrated. The first response to dehydration is thirst. You may notice that your urine output may decrease or even become more concentrated resulting in a deepening yellow color. As the level of dehydration increases your may notice more symptoms such as: dry mouth, sweating may stop, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, and lightheadedness (especially when standing). These are just some of the minor symptoms; severe dehydration if not treated by a medical physician can lead to a coma.

Your exercise for the week is getting and learning how to stay hydrated.

Here is how:

You should be drinking half your body’s calories in ounces. For example: If your body weight is 200 lbs take 200/2=100. Resulting in 100 oz of water per day.

Make it your goal this week to get the adequate amount of water each and EVERY day. Your body will thank you and reward you with optimum function.


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