Even when spending the day in water, it can be easy to forget to stay hydrated (and you definitely shouldn’t be drinking the pool water to do so!) Here are some facts about hydration, and how to stay hydrated through your day.
First off, water is the most important part of your health. Your body is roughly 60% water, and maintaining that percentage is key to staying hydrated. It’s easy to lose a lot of water when sweating throughout the day, and the summer heat can definitely drain you of your precious water. Lack of hydration can lead to serious medical conditions, including headaches and heat strokes.
Knowing the importance of water, you should make sure to keep drinking down some fresh water. Water fountains are usually located near restroom facilities. If you want to avoid spending lots of money on expensive bottled water at the resort, then bring your own canteens. You can even refill them at the fountains. Sports drinks work well too, like Gatorade. You can also hydrate by eating certain foods, such as fruits and vegetables: celery, lettuce, and watermelons are big ones.
Finally, avoid alcohol, as it can easily dehydrate you. Sodas may not be a good option either, and salty foods can really dehydrate you.
Hopefully this information will be helpful to you. Fun times in the water are great, but make sure to stay hydrated out there!
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