Dehydrated today

@sprite1950 (14498)
Corsham, England
April 21, 2018 3:00am CST
We are having a mini heatwave here in the UK, the hottest April on record for 70 years apparently. Although I am enjoying it and would never complain as we get so much rain normally, I had such a headache yesterday and I'm pretty sure it's because I don't drink enough so today I will be more sensible and carry a bottle of water around with me. It made me wonder about people who live in hot climates, they must have to keep well hydrated all the time. How much water do you drink in a day and do you prefer tap or bottled? Image from pixabay
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@mlgen1037 (29647)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Apr
You do not know what we go thru *crying* hehehe But here it is really hot. It is nice to soak in water. And we always have our drinking water beside us. The struggle.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I have to make sure my granddaughter drinks enough as she isn't a big drinker at the best of times.
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@mlgen1037 (29647)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Apr
@sprite1950 She should drink enough water so she wont get dehydrated fast. Does she drink more now?
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
@mlgen1037 More than she did when she was little. They were only allowed to take plain water to school but she didn't like it so used to go all day without a drink. I put flavoured water in her lunch pack but the school tipped it out saying she couldn't have it.
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@LadyDuck (164097)
• Switzerland
21 Apr
We are also experiencing a heat wave, after so much rain and cold days the flowers and herbs are growing like crazy. I buy bottled water, I drink about 6 glasses a day.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I never drink that much. I have a slight headache left over from yesterday so I must drink more.
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@LadyDuck (164097)
• Switzerland
21 Apr
@sprite1950 The heat causes headaches, no matter how much I drink. I only drink water with my lunch and during the day, in winter I drink a little less water, but more hot coffee.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
@LadyDuck I have been drinking tea and coffee this morning but I still have a headache so I think I will have to take some pills.
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@Chazzygal (439)
• Botswana
21 Apr
i live in Africa so you can imagine. please drink water and wear a sun hat!
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
Yes. This heatwave was so unexpected so we are all rushing out to buy hats and suncream!
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• Botswana
21 Apr
@sprite1950 its very important to stay out of the sun as much as possible
@Anne88 (327)
• Canlubang, Philippines
21 Apr
I am from another part of the world, and I feel the same thing. It is getting warmer and warmer these days. Climate change has really taken effect on our planet.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I think your country is hot most of the time isn't it?
@SAM774 (3807)
21 Apr
Drink water it's very important....
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I will try and remember today. I like flavoured water so perhaps I should drink that.
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@morgoodie (2697)
• United States
21 Apr
Staying hydrated is important. When I am home, I don't drink a whole lot of water. When I am at work, I drink quite a bit because I am walking and moving quite a bit. Sometimes I feel like I can't drink enough water at work. I will drink bottled at work since they provide it for us and tap water at home.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Apr
I know I should drink more but I just don't feel thirsty that often. Do people drink just for the sake of it even though they are not thirsty?
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@morgoodie (2697)
• United States
22 Apr
@sprite1950 I don't drink just for the sake of it, but I am sure there are those that are more health conscious than myself who do. When I am at home I don't drink that much, unless I am busy doing some cleaning and I will get thirsty and I'll drink a glass of water, but if I am just doing my thing online I don't. I love ice cold water though.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
23 Apr
@morgoodie I know it's good for you but if I drink too much I spend half my time in the toilet!
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@aureliah (16873)
25 Apr
When its that hot, you should drink lots of water to replenish your body
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
I know I should but I often don't feel thirsty so forget to drink.
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@aureliah (16873)
27 Apr
@sprite1950 I tend to drink water even when I dont feel thirsty
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
27 Apr
@aureliah I should really but it's cool here again in the UK so I find I'm not drinking much. I think I will have a jug of water next to me and then I will make more effort,
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@ivanituut (1932)
21 Apr
Always stay hydrated
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
Yes I'm going to try harder today as I have had a headache for 2 days,
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@ivanituut (1932)
22 Apr
@sprite1950 you can get through it trust me
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Apr
@ivanituut Yes I'm better today thanks
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@AKRao24 (19782)
• India
21 Apr
Yes, in tropical countries like India we need to have lot of water as we lose lot of water in the form of sweat and we need to replenish them by drinking lot of water. I think on an average an adult individual may be drinking more than 10 glasses of water a day! Thanks @sprite1950!
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I don't think I've ever drank that much in my life in one day!
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@AKRao24 (19782)
• India
21 Apr
@sprite1950 , You must have that much if you are severely sweating dear friend! Thanks!
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
@AKRao24 I have been drinking more today and my headache has gone now.
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@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
21 Apr
I do not live in a hot climate, but year round, I do drink 2 liters of water each day.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Apr
I would be in the toilet all day if I drank that much!
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@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
22 Apr
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@iridion9 (7948)
• Philippines
21 Apr
both are fine. But tap should be filtered first.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
Our tap water is quite safe to drink.
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@iridion9 (7948)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@sprite1950 I drink tap water but we have water filter. so it's safe.
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@caopaopao (11289)
• China
21 Apr
We should drink more water in hot weather. Sometimes I drink bottled water. Most of the time I boil some water. I drink it when it is not hot.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
It's a good idea to boil it although our tap water is quite safe.
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@caopaopao (11289)
• China
21 Apr
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@KrauseHome (35341)
• United States
25 Apr
Yes warmer days are noce. We got tp mod 70s purselves. Re,emberong water when it is warmer is very important
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
26 Apr
It's a little colder here in the UK at the moment. The nice weather never lasts long with us but I can't wait for the next heatwave.
@snowy22315 (49134)
• United States
22 Apr
That's a trip. I think it is one of our coldest Aprils.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Apr
How strange. The met office are saying that temperatures are set to tumble again next week though
@allknowing (66749)
• India
22 Apr
We have had a couple of showers though out of turn - this is not the time for those - and yet it is hot and unbearable. All the fruit juices are out from the fridge (lol)
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Apr
We had a bad thunderstorm last night so it feels a bit cooler today. My little blind dog was terrified, She shakes and pants so I have to wrap her in something and cuddle her while it lasts.
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@JohnRoberts (60282)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Apr
We have a filter on the tap. I basically drink ice tea all day.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
That sounds good. I have been making an effort to drink more today.
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@august18 (3074)
• Tunisia
21 Apr
I drink less than 3 cups per day.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
Yes I'm a bit like you. It probably isn't enough.
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@marlina (75034)
• Canada
21 Apr
I never keep track of how much water I drink, but I do drink a lot all day long. Tap water and sometimes bottled water.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
I drink mainly tea and a little coffee. Rarely any plain water.
@Icydoll (22587)
• India
21 Apr
I drink 8 glasses of water and for every half an hour
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Apr
Your country is hot and I expect you need to drink a lot to keep hydrated.
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