One of the major ways of maintaining wellness is by staying hydrated, and there is no drink as hydrating and healthy as water. Although there are important health benefits to drinking adequate amounts of water all year long, when the temperatures rise, it’s especially important. Dehydration occurs when more fluids are lost than are taken in, and the body doesn’t have enough. In order to carry out their normal activities, the cells in the body need water. However, large quantities of water and electrolytes can get depleted through sweating, underscoring the importance of hydration during hot summer months.
There are many benefits to drinking plenty of water including higher energy levels, increased physical performance and quicker recovery. Additionally, staying adequately hydrated can help to avoid the consequences of too little water including headaches, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, a dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, and concentrated urine. Even low levels of dehydration can cause some of these issues. Fortunately, most instances of dehydration can be resolved by merely increasing the intake of fluid.
Dehydration can happen to anybody, but some people are more at risk. Along with people who have special health issues such as those with heart or kidney issues, athletes, the elderly and young children are especially at risk. Older adults can have changes in the brain which may mean that thirst may not always occur. Children can be at risk for dehydration when they are outside playing. It’s important for everyone, but especially these groups, to make time for scheduled water breaks.
Generally, thirst is an important indicator when hydration is needed. Yet, by the time thirst is recognized, dehydration may already be a factor with some cognitive impairment involved. Recent research indicates that exactly how much water is dependent on physical activity levels and temperatures. When there’s heavier exercise or higher heat, more water is lost.
This summer, remember that it’s vital that your whole family has access to clean, pure water. A whole home water filtration system can improve the taste and odor of drinking water and encourage the whole family to stay hydrated with delicious, pure, clean water.
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