The following tips may help you prevent
Drink plenty of water before, while, and after you
are active. This is very important when it's hot out and when you do intense
exercise. You can drink water or
Drink plenty of water before, during, and
Take a container of water or
sports drink with you when you exercise, and try to drink at least every 15 to
Use a sports drink if you will be exercising for longer
than 1 hour.
Encourage your child to
drink extra fluids or suck on flavored ice pops, such as Popsicles. Children
ages 4 to 10 should drink at least 6 to 10 cups of liquids
to replace lost fluids.
Avoid high-protein diets. If you are on a high-protein
diet, make sure that you drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water each
alcohol, including beer and wine. They increase
dehydration and make it hard to make good decisions.
take salt tablets. Most people get plenty of salt in their diets. Use a sports
drink if you are worried about replacing minerals lost through
Stop working outdoors or exercising if you feel dizzy,
lightheaded, or very tired.
Wear one layer of lightweight,
light-colored clothing when you are working or exercising outdoors. Change into
dry clothing as soon as you can if your clothes get soaked with sweat.
Never exercise in a rubber suit.
Prompt home treatment for diarrhea, vomiting, or fever will help prevent dehydration.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 13, 2013
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