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Don’t Forget To Drink Water

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Hot temperatures and heavy activity require hydration

Warmer weather can make it difficult to stay cool and hydrated. Whether you are playing sports, walking, biking, gardening or enjoying water activities, it’s important to drink water throughout the day, especially if you sweat.

Many people have made a commitment to avoid disposable bottled water, keeping a reusable bottle full of fresh water while away from home or work. Today many families, outdoor athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle are avoiding using disposable bottles.

“You’re more likely to drink cold water, which helps cool the blood and body by reducing body temperature” says Joanne Larson, a registered dietician who has extensive clinical experience in nutrition therapy and is a hydration consultant to Thermos. “Be mindful not only of the temperature, but what you’re drinking. Avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol, both of which will cause you to lose more water.”

Larson shares additional tips on staying hydrated and keeping cool:

  • Drink cold water every hour during hot weather and drink enough to replace sweat loss.
  • Offer infants and children cold water every time you drink water.
  • Older adults with memory loss may not remember to drink water so caregivers should offer water every hour in hot, humid weather.
  • Camp coaches should remind kids at camp to drink water even in mild temperatures.
  • Carry your reusable Thermos hydration bottle with you to keep you drinking throughout the day.

— Article Courtesy of ARAcontent

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