Keep Hydrated - If you are Sweating, you should be drinking!
As higher than normal temperatures sweep across Canada and the USA, I would like to remind all Average Athletes to stay hydrated and keep healthy.
So, what is Dehydration, how does is affect your body and what are the symptoms?
Dehydration is the excess loss of body fluids. In extreme temperatures like we are experiencing, it is imperative to remain hydrated in order to function properly. Simple rule: if you are sweating; you should be drinking. Remember, it is suggested that we drink 6-8 glasses of water a day in order to stay healthy and hydrated. Unfortunately, most of us don’t even consume half of that. Why is this important? We lose in excess of 2.5 litres of fluid a day doing normal, day to day activities through sweating, breathing and urine. During times of exercise and activity, this amount increases. These fluids need to be replenished to avoid cramping.
What are the signs of dehydration? Headaches, dizziness and fainting are most common. For individuals over the age of 50, your body’s ability to make you “feel thirsty” diminishes, so it is suggested that you be a little more proactive when out in the heat or living an active life style. If you begin to suffer from these symptoms, take immediate action. Go inside, sit down and have a glass of water.
As an Average Athlete, you need to listen to your body. As an Average Athlete, if you are sweating; you ARE drinking. Keep safe everyone and enjoy this weather!
Average Athlete Canada – Phil Payjack
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