Summer is Hot. Avoid Dehydration Palm Beach County

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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It can be extremely warm in Palm Beach County during the summer months. One must drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Frozen umbrella drinks or ice-cold brews do not count.  Just good old h2o, agua, water. A simple life force. We know that water is essential to good health, yet requirements vary individual to individual. So, how much water is enough?

First thing, your water intake needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.  To function appropriately, the body must replenish its water supply by ingesting drinks and foods that encompass water. The Mayo Clinic reported, “Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.” 

We are now left with the question, "how much water is enough?"  Most people have heard the adage, "8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day”.  Is it a myth or a fact?  There is no steadfast rule about how much water you need to stay hydrated daily. It is the most prevalent myth about drinking water. According to Consumer Reports on Health in a recent report on "How to Stay Hydrated" they distinguished that an “appropriate amount of water per day can vary "a good bit" from person to person. In general, people who are heavier or taller or more active need to take in more water to cover their losses. In addition, hot or humid weather might increase a person's need for water intake.

Finally, MedExpress reminds us to recognize 6 signs of dehydration:

  1.  Increased Thirst
  2. Fatigue
  3. Dry Mouth
  4. Bad Breath
  5. Trouble Urinating
  6. Feeling Hungry


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