Sustainability journal — hydration

All about hydration

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All about hydration

Most people associate dehydration with summer heat and humidity. But winter can also drain the body of essential fluids for many reasons:  Breathing cold and dry air causes the body to lose large amounts of fluid. We don’t have the visual cue to drink in winter as we don’t tend to sweat as much. When we perspire in cold weather, the sweat turns into vapor and isn’t directly on our skin, In winter, we feel about 40 percent less thirsty, even though the body’s need for water is unchanged year round. Because we don’t feel thirst as acutely as we...

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