The Hydration Equation

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How to drink
when it’s hot.

Do you know how much water you should drink each day? The common recommendation is eight glasses per day, but exactly how much water is that? An easier way to understand the volume of water you need to replace the amount you use each
day is to quickly calculate it based
on your body weight. On average, you will need approximately half your body weight in ounces each
day (see the chart below for more information). However, you will need more if you are out in the heat or exercising frequently, so drink up!

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Drink Smart

  • Dehydration can happen when you aren’t taking in as much liquid as you are using 
  • Hyponatremia can happen when you drink too much water after strenuous activities 

Aside from water, what are some other great ways to assureyou’re getting enough fluids
on a hot day? 

BY DRINKING: 

  • Fat-free or skim milk 
  • Smoothies 
  • Sports drinks 
  • Coconut water 
  • Coffee

By Eating: 

  • Watermelon 
  • Celery 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Strawberries 
  • Lettuce

Tweet us @GreatPlainsSHO and let us know how you like to stay hydrated?


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