New Horizon on Hydration

Temperatures in the 90’s this week have challenged us in many ways, to include staying hydrated.  How do we know if we are drinking enough water?  A good rule of thumb is to drink the number of ounces equal to half your body weight each day.  So if you weigh 200 lbs, you would want to drink 100 ounces of water throughout the day.  If you are very active, an additional 12 to 16 ounces of water or sports drink would be helpful in keeping you hydrated and keeping your electrolytes in check.

We lose electrolytes through perspiration which can lead to low sodium, potassium and blood sugar levels. This condition is known as hyponatremia, which can be a serious problem for the athlete.  Cramping can occur as a result.  New Horizon works with athletes to help them learn how to stay properly hydrated.  Prolonged conditions of dehydration can be damaging to your body.

New Horizon Medical is located in Norwood, MA and serves the local communities of Sharon, Canton, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole and Foxborough.  New Horizon addresses weight loss with a multi-disciplinary medical staff that provides non-fragmented care.  Services are covered by most medical insurance carriers.  781-269-5400