Summer is generally associated with hot, humid days, when it comes to hydration. It is possible to dehydrate yourself during the winter, however. Winter is a time when we generally do not sweat much or feel thirsty, but all seems to change when it is spring!
Summer days that are hot and humid usually come to mind when we talk about hydration.
Despite this, dehydration is possible in winter. Even though we sweat less and feel thirstier during winter, those aren’t indications that we are adequately hydrated. You release water into the environment each day through respiration, sweating, urination, and other bodily functions, such as your diet, activity level, and health, irrespective of the weather.
- Ensure that your body is getting enough water.
- Maintain balance between acid and base in your body.
- A healthy body has a balanced acid-base.
The body would become dehydrated if you do not care enough for hydration, which would lead to a mineral imbalance.
Keep hydrated by drinking water?
The following formula will approximate the amount of water you need per day for the general population based on your weight. -You need to calculate your water needs based on your weight, use the formula below.
(L) of water = weight / 30
Add 300ml for every 30 minutes of exercise.
If you consume large quantities of water in a short period of time, it can be toxic, so pace yourself throughout the day, for example one cup of water every hour. Dehydration can cause the following side effects:
- Common cold
- Dry skin and eyes
- Dark colour urine
- Dizziness or fatigue
Keeping your hydration levels high can be accomplished by watching for the signs.