Key Tips on Hydration

Hydration for hot weather
As environmental temperature rises, the risk of dehydration increases especially in those people particularly susceptible to heat reactions such as children, elderly people,
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Overhydration
Body water is tightly regulated to ensure we have just enough, and varies by no more than 1% daily in
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Should thirst be your guide?
For most people, thirst is an adequate stimulus to drink and results in sufficient fluid intake. However, many healthy people are chronically
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Climate and Environment
Living, working and exercising in challenging climatic or environmental conditions influences our requirements for water due to changes in water
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Hydration & Diet
Achieving an adequate intake of water depends on much more than what you choose to drink, as many foods contribute
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Hydration and chronic diseases
Chronic mild dehydration can be present in many individuals failing to fulfil daily water requirements, but it has been shown to be
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Hydration in winter
In cold weather conditions, body fluid losses can be as high as those in hot climates because additional water losses
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Hydration while studying
Adequate hydration is important for optimal functioning of the brain. Dehydration can adversely influence cognitive function, and this is important when considering tasks such
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Hydration in the workplace
Hydration in the work place is a specific concern because consequences of dehydration, even mild, can affect productivity, safety, cost, and morale.
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Measuring hydration status
Evaluation of hydration status is not easy, as during daily activities or exercise, fluid compartments are constantly fluctuating, so measuring a single
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Hydration for summer holidays
In a temperate climate about 2-3 L of water is lost from our bodies each day, mainly as sweat. These
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Hydration for sports performance
Severe dehydration impairs performance and increases the risk of heat illness, but drinking too much can also be harmful or uncomfortable. Every
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Physical activity
Hydration is an important consideration when engaging in physical activity. During prolonged sessions, water is lost from the body mainly as sweat, and
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Signs and symptoms of mild dehydration
Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. Mild dehydration may have an effect on performance and may lead
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How variety can help hydration
Beverages in addition to plain water are of importance in ensuring proper hydration, but they can also provide us with other
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Hydration for pregnant and breastfeeding women
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, an adequate hydration is essential for meeting the new water needs of the body and of the baby
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Hydration for elderly people
Elderly people are at a greater risk of dehydration. In this new leaflet we provide an insight into the reasons why liquid
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Hydration for adolescents and adults
Water needs vary between individuals and according to diet, environmental conditions, activity levels and a range of other factors. This
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Hydration for infants and children
The hydration needs of infants and children are not that different to those of adults. However, they tend to be more susceptible
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