You can get dehydrated no matter the weather. Here’s what you need to do.

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  • Mindy Millard-Stafford Mindy Millard-Stafford

When we think of dehydration, what often comes to mind is the sun, the sweat, the rigorous activities. In the Philippines, where heat is all year round, it is during the peaks of summers when staying hydrated becomes a top priority. Stress causes dehydration, and dehydration causes stress. It’s a chicken-and-egg cycle. According to HuffPost, stress causes your body to pump out stress hormones. When this happens continuously, your glands get exhausted. This negatively affects the hormones that regulate your body’s level of fluids and electrolytes. Conversely, if you’re feeling less productive, finding it harder to concentrate, and struggling to analyze tasks at hand, you may already be dehydrated. These are the findings of a study conducted by the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. According to the study, not only does dehydration cause problems in attention and complex processing, but it can also cause mood changes and general muddled thinking. Not mentioned in the article is that the study was led by Mindy Millard-Stafford, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences.

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

Life Sciences and Biology
dehydration, Water, exercise, physiology, Mindy Millard-Stafford, Attention, mood
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  • Created On: Jul 18, 2019 - 2:43pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 19, 2019 - 10:58am