How Much is the recommended water intake
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Discussion: The hot weather is upon us, it is important not only to find that cool shaded spot, but to also stay hydrated with an adequate amount of fluid intake throughout the day. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2.7 liters of water a day is recommended for an average healthy adult. The recommendations of water are based on age, sex, and health status. The USDA recommendation is higher for those who live in hot, humid climates and for those who engage in prolonged exercise. It is very important for individuals who are exposed to the heat and for the elderly population to understand the signs and symptoms of dehydration and helpful tips to stay hydrated during these warm summer months. Signs and symptoms of dehydration may include: dry or sticky mouth, low or no urine output, dark yellow urine, not producing tears, sunken eyes, confusion, low blood pressure, dizziness, lethargy, and coma. Tips to stay hydrated may include:
- Have a glass of water when you first get up.
- Keep a glass of water next to the bed.
- Enjoy an herbal tea in the afternoon or evening.
- Carry water with you if away from home for long periods.
- Drink before you get thirsty.
- Limit sugary, caffeinated beverages.
- Choose drinks with 10 or fewer calories.
- The best choice for fluid is WATER!
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