Summers are on in India. It's important to remain hydrated. Especially when dry throat is multiplying COVID 19

Dixit A

Published on: 1970-01-01

Abstract

This study shows that the summers are on in India. It's important to remain hydrated. Especially when dry throat is multiplying COVID 19. Here some of the tips to manage the fluid intakes in pandemic situation to stay proper hydration of the body. Important to remember is that drinking water utilities disinfect the water we drink prior to it being delivered to our homes. Below are some questions and responses

Keywords

COVID 19; Dry throat

Introduction

This study shows that the summers are on in India. It's important to remain hydrated. Especially when dry throat is multiplying COVID 19. Here some of the tips to manage the fluid intakes in pandemic situation to stay proper hydration of the body. Important to remember is that drinking water utilities disinfect the water we drink prior to it being delivered to our homes. Below are some questions and responses.

How do I manage my Fluid intake?

  • Water is the second most important thing for life after oxygen and makes up to 78 % of the body.
  • Water doesn’t give you any calories but still hydration keeps you on..!

Average person consumes 8 ounces or 2 liters of water in a day. The more you are out in the sun. You need to replenish more. While your body sweats you feel need to quench your thirst.

8 Tips for proper hydration

  • choice to remain hydrated.
  • Start your day with a glass of water and end your day with a glass of water before going to bed. As while you sleep you lose water.
  • If you are working in office or going for trip carry a water bottle with you.
  • Coffee or tea do not have diuretic effect but provide good fluid with minimum loss. But alcohols act as diuretic and leads to water loss.
  • If you sweat more you will feel thirstier ...so drink more water.
  • Remember average sweat rates are:
  • 5 L/hour to 2.5 L/hour or may be more.
  • Begin workout well hydrated. Approximately 500 ml of water before 1 to 3 hours of exercise...keeps you hydrated.
  • Hydration during exercise...every 15 to 20 min consume a glass of water. You can take sips in longer training sessions. Sports drinks help you maintain electrolyte balance.
  • Hydration after activity...after exercise drink 500 ml to 1000 ml of water. Even if you don't feel thirsty.

What happens if I consume too much water?

If you do so your sodium levels will go down. It is known as “hypernatremia”.

Is drinking water best to hydrate yourself?

Research has found that milk (skimmed preferably) is good for hydrating self. Milk also provide essential nutrients like calcium, protein and B vitamins.

Certain supplements too hydrate yourself

  • Fruit infused water
  • Watermelon
  • Colas
  • Orange juice
  • Coconut water ...are

If you don't want to drink plain water ...flavor it up!

If you don't want to drink plain water ...flavor it up!

Your Take aways:

  • Keep yourself hydrated. Milk and other supplements also helps you to do so...
  • Too much water may decrease sodium levels of your body. So drink optimum