Our Body Needs More Water
In Hot Weather
Water is one of the essential necessities in life. Children and adult need to drink plenty when outside in the heat. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. We need fluids to keep our bodies properly cooled. Without ample liquids, you can experience muscle cramping, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.
More Physically Active
If you do not drink enough water, you dehydrate. Dehydration can lead to a decrease in physical activity performance and may adversely affect your health. Remember it is important to drink H2O before, during, and after exercise. Exact amounts needed will vary from individual to individual (gender, exercise environment, type of exercise, and intensity of exercise are all factors).
RUNNING A FEVER
If you’re running a fever, your temperature will deplete vital hydration from your cells. That is why it is important to keep the body fluids flowing. We need to drink more water to replenish the body.
HAVING DIARRHEA OR VOMITING
If you have diarrhea or vomiting you should have nothing by mouth for one hour. You may then start by sucking on ice chips or having water in one tablespoon quantities. You can double the amount every 20 minutes. It is very important to keep drinking fluids during your illness. If you vomit again, you must once again avoid anything by mouth for one hour and then start the ice chips or tablespoon quantities of water.