Dehydration in Arizona
If you are new to Arizona or planning on visiting, you should remember one hard and fast rule. When you think you have consumed enough water, consume more. Arizona is an arid state that averages a few inches of rainfall per year. Dehydration is a huge problem in Arizona and sends countless victims to the emergency room every year. Even in the winter months, the slightest breeze with suck the moisture out of your body. The recommended amount of water per day, per individual is 10 glasses of water. I can not begin to tell you how many people I have seen visit this state and go without water for a few days to a week and they surely pay for it!
If You Start To Feel Thirsty, It's Too Late
If you begin to feel thirsty, dehydration has already started to work on your body. You need to get cool and start consuming water immediately. There are a lot of jokes about people carrying their own personal bottles or containers of water in Arizona but all jokes aside, those people are smart. Consuming water in the state of Arizona is as important, if not more than eating.
What If I'm Consuming Alcohol?
If you're planning a night out on the town, a good rule of thumb is to hydrate before going out and then end your night with a large serving of water. Alcohol inherently dehydrates your body. Now add the arid state to that mix and you have a recipe for some horrible dehydration. If you hydrate before and after, then the morning after, you should be okay.
What If I Am Going To Be Going Hiking?
If you are planning on being out in the elements for a prolonged period, you need to super hydrate before you go out. Drink at least 1 liter of water before going out. Take at least 1 liter of water for each person going out and have some more in your vehicle. If you can carry more than 1 liter per person, do so. Should you get injured or become stranded for some reason, that water will help to keep your body hydrated until help arrives or you can get to safety.
In short, water is the lifeblood of living in Arizona. Think about this state. Not much grows or lives here by laws of nature. It wasn't exactly designed for man/woman to thrive in. That said, drink all the water that you can, especially in summer months.
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