Water in Hot Weather
It is important to stay hydrated in hot climates as the body sweats a great deal more in an attempt to cool off, so fluid is lost more quickly.
Take plenty of water with you wherever you go and sip at it frequently. Small, frequent sipping is better than drinking a lot at one time, which can cause cramps. The water should be cool rather than cold, as cool water is absorbed faster.
Water coolers allow you to chose between hot, cold or cool water temperatures.
Experts say the human body needs 1.5-2.5 litres of fluid a day. This is just during normal use and weather. If it is extremely hot, or if you are exercising, you will need more. Very often we think we don’t need fluids because we don’t feel thirsty, but this is not the case.
Our feeling of thirst often kicks in late. And sometimes we mistake feeling thirsty for hunger. So try drinking a glass of water the next time you want a snack between meals.
If you are living in or going to visit where there’s a hot climate, you might notice a feeling of lethargy which is caused by your body trying to conserve moisture. Always be sure to drink plenty of water, or a low calorie fruit drink. Sports drinks are loaded with too much sugar, and most other water alternatives are not much better.