Hydrating is always important for good health, but in summer drinking water is even more essential, since with high temperatures and the loss of fluid due to sweating, the risk of dehydration is greater than at other times of the year.
You should drink water even if you do not feel thirsty and with physical exercise do it even before starting the practice. In a physical activity your body will lose fluid more quickly, that’s why the water is important before, during -small drinks- and after sports practice. This will prevent you from becoming dehydrated and improving your performance. It is recommended, when the ambient temperature is high, to drink between 8 and 12 glasses of water a day.
It is important to educate the smallest, most susceptible to dehydration, to drink water regularly. The signs of dehydration are dizziness, low blood pressure, you feel weaker and more tired, and you have dry mouth and lips. Water is important because it transports oxygen and food through the blood and also cleanses the kidneys of toxic substances. Water is essential to guarantee the proper functioning of our body and if good hydration is always important for our health, in summer, with the increase in temperature, the danger of dehydration is more frequent.