Living in the middle of the Arabian desert can sometimes dehydrate you. When temperatures rise, getting enough H20 is important whether you’re playing sports, commuting, or just enjoying the Dubai sunshine. Quenching your thirst goes beyond just physically satisfying your body’s need for water, it is about supplying your organs with what they need to carry out their functions.
For example, keeping your body hydrated helps your heart pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles more easily and helps them work efficiently. If unchecked, dehydration can lead to problems ranging from headaches to life-threatening illnesses like heat strokes.
So how much water do you need? The amount of water a person needs depends heavily on climatic conditions, your clothes, and the intensity of your exercise. Someone who perspires heavily will need to drink a lot more than someone who doesn’t. Also, if you have certain medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, you need to drink more water than someone who doesn’t have those. People with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus, have high concentrations of sodium in their sweat and need to drink more to avoid dehydration.