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‘Hydration Is Not About Thirst’ - Overall Emergency Supply Alignment To Plans

Written by  TOM CLARK & JEFF HAMILTON Monday, 13 January 2014 22:38

Most medical studies show evidence as does the military during basic training – that hydration is not about thirst, but rather a disciplined process approach to regular consumption of water for hydrating the body to keep the normal biological functions performing at peak performance. The amount of water a body needs on a daily basis and regular intervals depends on the size, weight, physical condition, and age of the person. If for example you are older than 50, have moderate physical workouts weekly, don’t smoke, weigh an average of 200 pounds, are six feet tall, and drink alcohol occasionally, then you need to consume 128 ounces or about one gallon of water each day according to the American College of Sports Medicine hydration calculator. Another factor that plays a role in hydration requirements is stress. The NCAA has documented years of observations of athletes during soccer games, football games, or basketball