Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wet Your Whistle
By: Gerry Godsoe

Wet Your Whistle is a very well written, educational article. it is extremely interesting and gives great advice. Godsoe's article is about how to avoid dehydration before it's too late. This article keeps hikers, skiiers, outdoor enthusiasts, other athletes and the general public informed about the saftey of being hydrated. Having water in our bodies, helps lubricate moving parts, clean our cells, digest our food and keep us thinking straight. Even a small percentage of lost water can cause dehydration. Make sure when going on a hiking trip or performing a significant amount of physical activity, that you have enough water and fluids to keep you hydrated. Try to avoid drinking caffeine and eating snow as they both can make you thirstier then replenished. From reading this article, I learnt that keeping your body hydrated and packing that extra water bottle could help immensely. A storm or accidentally taking the wrong path on a trail and also having a shortage of water can make a bad situation worse. The best way to stay hydrated is by drinking at least 2 liters of water daily.

Godsoe, Gerry. Ottawa Outdoors. Summer/Fall 2009. Page 4. Print.

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