Chris' Corner: Hydrate! If you're thirsty, it's too late.

Hydrate! If you're thirsty, it's too late.

If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! And your body can only absorb water at a steady rate, between two and four ounces every fifteen minutes.

It is much better for you to have a few sips constantly or a half a glass of water every fiteen minutes than to wait until you are thirsty.

Try to avoid bottled water, as it is a very earth "unfriendly" way to deliver and consume water, in favour of refillable and reusable water bottles (with or without filters).

At this time of the year it is very easy to forget to drink water during long trips or when playing in the water. Because we feel cool, often we forget about hydrating, but hydrating during longer trips and during water sports is equally important.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsChris Smith • July 30 2011 07:20AM

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Thank you for the information. It has been a hot summer and we need to drink a lot of water.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 9 years ago

Good morning, Chris. I know what you mean. Far too often we get involved in what we are doing and do not pay attention to what our bod is saying...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Critical message for all to understand. You need lots of water. And those summer parties outside...alcohol does not do it!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 9 years ago

I have 2 6-packs of CokeZERO in my car and I supply water bottles in the refrigerators of of my homes for tenant move-ins.  Hydration is VERY important in these VERY hot days!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) about 9 years ago

I'm afraid I don't do a very good job of this and now after reading this, I'm just afraid!

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) about 9 years ago

Gita, drinking water is best

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Michael, I have been taking a Big Bubba insulated Keg  (44 oz.) filled with ice and topped up with water along with me when I start my day... I was getting dehydrated and then trying to compensate, but that does not work well

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Gary, alcohol, coffee, and other drinks are not as good for you as water.  If you are sweating a lot, gatorade and the like are OK, but water is always good...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Wallace, Hydration is important all year long, but especially on these hot days

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Terri, if you try to drink a little water many times during the day (keep a reusable water bottle with you at all times), you will feel more energetic and more alert...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris - This is especially important information when everyone is out enjoying the beautiful hot and sometimes humid weather we are having.

Posted by FN LN about 9 years ago

Yes Marc, and something many people overlook until it is too late.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

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