5 Ways To Prevent Dehydration.


As you will no doubt have seen in my earlier article on this subject, dehydration is an important factor when looking after our own health and the health of others, particularly children and the elderly members of our families. If you missed the article Top 10 Effects Dehydration Can Cause The Human Body. feel free to click the blue link to take a look. If you are familiar with the previous article then read on.

5 ways.

  1. Drink plenty of water. At least 8 glasses, 8oz size per day.
  2. Avoid caffeinated drinks as these are a diuretic and make you lose body fluid.
  3. Avoid carbonated drinks as these have a tendency to bloat you, stopping you taking on water as you will feel too full to drink enough.
  4. Particularly in summer wear loose fitting clothing so to prevent sweating.
  5. When out in sun in hot periods put on sun block to prevent your skin drying out in the heat.

As the picture below suggests, the only way is to drink water if you want to get fluids back into your body and hold off dehydration. It really is a no brainer, but so many of us simply don't drink sufficient amounts of this important daily requirement. You just can't take for granted that you don't need that much to drink, but believe me you do.

What you need to do is to make a conscious effort to drink enough water everyday. Drink water everyday for a month and it will become habit. A good habit.

The only way is to drink water.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Good suggestions Steve! I used to do a lot of walking, and I swear a good portion of the weight in the backpack was water...but it was necessary.

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Very helpful tips. Many believe that drinking carbonated beverages will keep them hydrated...so glad you included the tip to avoid them.

I walk my grandson two miles each day and we both carry along water for the walk.

Sending you angels this evening :) ps

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JCielo 4 years ago from England

Important information this. I agree that drinking water throughout the day (little and often is better than a lot in one go) needs to become a habit. Don't wait until you feel thirsty 'cos you're already dehydrated if you do.

A note about sun cream though...use sun cream, yes, but we should watch that we don't overdo it, since we get most of our vitamin D from the sun. Very little from our food.

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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks to billybuc, pstraubie48 and JCielo. Your comments and additions are much appreciated.

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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

Very useful suggestions. I am already following the 5 ways about which you have written here.

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torrilynn 3 years ago

poshcoffeeco, if only i would have read this hub when i was in high school running track and playing tennis but then again it wouldnt have be told yet (: very nice tips of preventing dehydration. thanks and voted up.

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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

I'm glad to hear that jainismus.

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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks for voting torrilynn. Your comments and votes are appreciated.

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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way several years ago how important staying hydrated is. Good tips! Voted up and useful.

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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Gail Meyers, I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks for taking the time to comment and vote.

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aparkhurst7 3 years ago from Wilkes Barre, PA West Hartford, CT

I'm always dehydrated. I need to work on that. They say that when you feel thirsty you're always dehydrated. When I'm bust and on the go I forget to drink enough water. It needs to become a habit. Another way to know is if your urine is yellow. It's interesting because when you think urine you think yellow water, not clear.

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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Simple but very good tips to keep oneself hydrated. Summer is here in our place and we really feel the importance of your hub especially these days. Thank you for sharing. Up, useful. :)

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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Aparkhurst7 thanks for the comment and your wee input.

FullofLovesites, hi thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it.

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