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What happens if we don't drink water?

EXTREME THIRST?

Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in.  Your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions.  Dehydration can occur in any age group if you don’t drink enough water during hot weather and/or if you are exercising vigorously. 

Dehydration can also result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, constipate or increase the likelihood of getting kidney stones.  In fact, the National Hydration Council attributes that 1 in 10 cases of tiredness are caused by dehydration. 

“The rule of thumb is, if you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.  So keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even before you begin your outdoor activity,” said Dr. Irvin Sulapas, a primary care sports medicine physician and assistant professor of family and medicine at Baylor.

So…DON’T stay thirsty my friends!  Drink the recommended amount of water and feel fabulous!

<<Take this fun little WebMD QUIZ to see how much you know about hydration!>>

LET'S GET HYDRATED!

Don’t forget to LOG IN and “fill” your glasses of water this week! We are on week 3 (switch the drop down)! OH! And don't forget the Grand Prize drawing in 2 weeks (March 30th)! Four whole weeks of FULL glasses gets your name in for a chance at $100 Gift Card!! 

Remember: 8 ounces of water equals 1 “glass” of water.  “Fill” 8 glasses each day to reach the minimum recommended 64 ounces (the Work Well water bottle holds around 20 ounces).

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