Hydration Tip: When we are physically active, our bodies need additional fluids. On average, people lose 2-5% of their body weight from water with every workout. Drink more water during exercise to ensure your body does not become dehydrated.
- At 2% body weight loss from dehydration, symptoms like muscle cramps begin.
- At 5-7% body weight loss from dehydration, symptoms like dry mouth and dizziness begin.
- At 8% body weight loss from dehydration, more severe symptoms occur and medical attention is needed.
Don’t forget to submit your weekly water intake online! Or, plan to submit your water tracker at Wellness Wednesday on September 7.