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How Much Fluid Do You Need to Prevent Dehydration?

Posted in Workout on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 8:40 pm by flerly.

— From Tracee Cornforth,

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Adults need 17 to 20 ounces of fluid before beginning activity, as well as an additional 7 to 10 ounces every 10 to 20 minutes during activity. Your fluid needs don’t stop when your activity is over — you should consume 24 ounces of fluid within the first two hours after outdoor activity.

Did you know?
One adult-size gulp of fluid equals one ounce of fluid.

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
Dry lips and tongue.
Weakness, dizziness, or extreme fatigue.
Concentrated urine that appears darker than normal.
Muscle cramps.

More Hot Weather Tips
While pouring water over your head might feel good; it does not have any affect on your core body temperature — make sure you put plenty of water and other fluids into your body.

Always wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.

Whenever you get a chance, take a break in the shade.


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