How to Prevent Dehydration
Drink Plenty of Fluids
The recommended amount of water to drink for an average moderately active adult is 8 to 10 glasses a day, athletes and people on the go should increase their water intake.
Before exercising or playing sports, you drink 1-3 cups of water and drink more at regular intervals while exercising.
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables have a high-water content, eating plenty of these will help maintain adequate water levels in your body.
Beware of Extreme Weather Conditions
When possible avoid doing activities during extreme heat, if you must work under these conditions make sure you have an ample supply of water nearby.
Extreme cold can be just as harmful as the body’s thirst response diminishes by up to 40% in cold weather, making it easier for individuals to become dehydrated.
Drink More Fluids When You Are Ill
If you are feeling under the weather and have a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, you need to increase the amount of water you regularly drink to avoid becoming dehydrated.