We Don’t Drink Enough Water During The Winter
We Don’t Drink Enough Water During The Winter by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
TDC Note – Allowing your system to become dehydrated can be a serious problem. I have now experienced dehydration on three different occasions and the last time it happened I, literally, thought I was dying and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. I told my wife that I loved her and that I was sorry for all the grief – that’s how much I thought I was dying. It was one of those life altering moments and the reason you see more and more writings about my faith, Jesus Christ and what is happening in the Christian community. Being faced with death changes your perspective. You, yes you, need to drink more water all the time. I now drink water all day long, every day.
Do you drink enough water? You may be surprised but believe it or not, more people suffer from dehydration during the winter months than the summer months!
During the summer, it’s hot. We sweat. Our body responds. We get thirsty. We drink water.
During the winter, when it’s cold, we don’t feel as thirsty and we don’t drink enough water. Our thirst response may be reduced by up to 40%! Therefore we don’t drink as much as we should.
WATER IS ALWAYS LEAVING OUR BODY
Every exhaled breath is moisture leaving your body. You know that ‘smoke’ you see as your breath leaves your nose and mouth during a cold winter day? That’s condensation. Water leaving your body. Regardless of the season.
Dry humidity during the winter pulls moisture from your body. When the furnace / heater is running inside the home, workplace, and all indoor spaces, the humidity levels drop. It can get VERY DRY inside without a humidifier putting moisture back into the air. Your skin becomes very dry as moisture escapes your body.