Shoveling snow: don’t get dehydrated

Consumer Reports has a good tip and reminder:

Cold weather may leave you feeling less thirsty, but it’s still easy to become dehydrated, which can impair your body-heat regulation. As a general rule, drink about one or two cups of water before starting. During the workout—or right after a short one—you should take in as much fluid as you’ve lost in perspiration. For example, drink about one cup every 20 minutes if you’re sweating profusely.

It can be easy to forget you ought to be thirsty and it is easy to overdo the snow removal and other outdoors winter activity. Don’t get caught thinking you know better.

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