Mr. Pedometer, you have encouraged us to stay hydrated for our group walks. I’m wondering, how does one know if one is dehydrated?
That’s a very timely question, as we are enduring hot summer weather. Here’s what Nancy George wrote in an article for everydayhealth.com:
“Dehydration, which occurs when the body has insufficient water and other fluids to function properly, can lead to blood clots, seizures, and other potentially fatal complications. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can have adverse effects on mood and energy.