Dehydration is no joke, so it’s important that you take care of yourself, especially if you’re going boating. When you’re out on the water, in the sun, it can be easy to forget to drink water. If you’re having a lot of fun and you don’t even realize how thirsty you are, you could be creating a dangerous situation for yourself. Dehydration can easily happen when you’re in the sun all day and it’s very hot out. If you’re going to go boating, then we urge you to drink enough water to ward off dehydration. If you’d like to go to our boat club to enjoy a day of fun in the sun, then don’t hesitate to contact us to get a membership to Freedom Boat Club.
Signs To Let You Know To Hydrate
At Freedom Boat Club, we want to make sure that you’re having a great time. That means that you’ll need to make sure that you’re drinking enough water, especially on the hottest days. Dehydration can occur anytime of the year no matter what you may be doing. Water is important to sustain your body. If you don’t drink enough liquids, then you could end up getting very sick. If you’re not a fan of water, then try to spice it up with lemons, cucumbers, or other fruits that help to make water a more fun option to drink.
Drinking water can ward off trouble concentrating, nausea, and other elements that may hinder your time boating on Lake Lanier. No matter if it’s winter or the middle of summer, make sure you keep yourself hydrated. If you’re afraid that you’re dehydrated, then these signs should help you know what’s going on with your body.
Signs of dehydration include the following:
- Increased Thirst: This one might be the most obvious to many because when you begin to crave something to drink, you probably assume that it’s time to hydrate. If you’re feeling thirsty, then you should already know that you’re dehydrated. Obviously, the best remedy is drinking water when you begin to notice that you have an increased thirst.
- Dry Mouth: A dry mouth is also a way to let you know that you need to drink some water. If you have a dry mouth, then that will let you know that you’re already feeling the effects of dehydration. Obviously, the easiest way to prevent this is by consuming the recommended amount of water.
- Fatigue: You may not know that a sign of dehydration can be fatigue. Research has shown that when dehydration occurs, it can affect your mood and cognitive functions. If you have young children or older people boating with you and they begin to experience exhaustion, then it’s time to down some aqua.
- Headache: Another sign is a headache. This may be one of the most commonly known consequences of not drinking enough water. Dehydration can cause headaches or migraines because you’re not getting enough water and your body is telling you that you need to take in some extra fluids.
- Blurry Eyes: Blurred vision is a less known consequence of not drinking enough water. If you’ve been out in the sun for a while or you’re exercising, blurry eyes can be a sign that you need to get hydrated. Areas of the body that usually exhibit moistness can become dry and irritated.
- Bad Breath: In saliva, there are antibacterial properties. When you’re dehydrated, your body will stop making saliva, which can make bacteria overgrow in your mouth. This is what causes bad breath.
- Muscle Cramps: If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramps, then you should know it’s a sign of dehydration. Muscle cramps can occur as a serious sign of dehydration because of the loss of salt and water in your body. You may experience tightness in the muscles due to sodium deficit and dehydration.
- Dry Skin: We mentioned previously about blurry eyes, and the same can happen for dry skin. When you begin to notice cracks and dryness on your skin, then it can be a sign of dehydration.
- Lack Of Sweat: If you usually sweat a lot and you aren’t sweating, you may need to drink some water to combat dehydration. A lack of sweat is one of the most serious signs of dehydration because your body is in need of water. A lack of sweat can also be a sign of overheating and heat stroke.
- Dark Urine: This is one of the more common effects of dehydration. Dark urine will help you know if you’re dehydrated. Your pee should be light yellow or straw colored when you are hydrated. Dark urine or blood in your urine is a sign that you need to get hydrated.
Stay hydrated when you go boating at Freedom Boat Club. For more information about ways to stay safe, continue reading our blog.