El sol is going down but do not let it fool you, take the necessary precautions for the remaining days of sun. That’s why it’s important to watch out for signs of dehydration and alert familia and amigos as well.Be mindful when you go outside to have some fun and come up with a hydration plan. Agua is essential because it fuels your body and it helps you more than you think. Therefore the more you know the better, learn how much water you need to perform at your best and the most important part have fun under the sun.
Every city in the United States is different in so many ways and weather is one of them. No matter where in the country you live staying hydrated is very important. The weather changes constantly so it is important to stay updated and alert for any drastic changes in the weather conditions. For instance even though summer is practically over; precautions still have to be considered and taken when doing outdoor activities.
First things first what’s dehydration? It is basically the loss of water and salts that are essential for regular function of your body for this reason at the first sign of dehydration let someone knows. Not sure what to look for, well here is a list that will describe signs of dehydration.
- Thirst: it may not be the best indicator that your body needs water but is a big one. At this point your body is already 1-2% dehydrated. (NAFC newsletter 08/2015.)
- Urine color: the clearer the better. The more water your drink the clearer your urine output will be, dark urine is no good.
- Mental Changes: You will feel dizzy, light-headed or confused.
- Dry mouth: Dry lips and feeling thirsty after drinking water.
Planning ahead never hurts; a smart chica is always prepared to deal with whatever comes her way. Consider to use a daily planner that you can easily have access to it, either on your phone or on a notebook; think of activities that you must do outdoors and find alternatives when you have to be outside and you know it will be muy caluroso! Check the weather forecast in advance and do not let the sun melt your plans.
Agua, agua and more agua! You might be wondering how much water is enough? Although the exact amount of water needed per day has not been determined by scientists, it really depends on each person’s activity, diet and complexion. So if you are the type of chica who is all about outdoors activities bebe plenty of water the day before. A healthy number of water intake recommended is 8 glasses of water a day, that way you’ll be good to go and have plenty of energy the next day.
Did you know that the human body is made of approximately 65% of water? In fact, water is essential for life to exist; it makes us healthier, help us to maintain the balance of all of the body’s systems, avoid cramping in muscles, temperature control just to mention a couple of its benefits.
Water makes everything mucho mejor, have H2O with you at all times and it will always be your best ally. Keep in mind dehydration signs and share them with amigos and familia. If you want to know more and have an accurate number of water intake consult your primary doctor or a nutritionist to get more informed according to your complexion and lifestyle. Enjoy the end of the summer and have a healthy return to escuela.