dehydration

Tidbits from Trainings: How To Know You're Well Hydrated

May 17, 2018

During our heat illness prevention trainings one thing we always emphasize is the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated, especially for outdoor workers. Our body is made up of 70% water, and it uses water for every function: for our brain to work/think properly, to extract the energy from the food we eat, and  to discard what we do not need, etc. This is why staying hydrated is so important for our health and to keep our body functioning properly. Here are our suggestions on how much water you should be drinking and two simple ways to know if you are drinking enough.