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how do i prevent dehydration while working outside?

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Dr. Nayan Shah
Gastroenterology 68 years experience
Drink proper liquid: You should always carry enough liquid with you. You have more risk of loosing electrolytes along with fluid in your sweat as you work outside.Consider drinking electrolyte solution like gatorade. Average person should drink 6-8 glasses/day but you may need 8-10 glasses if working outside.
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
More fluids: Water is good but if sweating heavily for long periods of time you need to replace electrolytes as well. Sports drinks are great for this. Beware that if you sweat heavily and replace that fluid with only water then you risk depleting your body's sodium levels. Sports drinks, maybe some salty pretzels are a good idea. Also, pay attention to urine habits. Urine output drops with dehydration.

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