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Unformatted text preview: o Insensible water loss: through evaporation from skim when you exhale Losing too much water can cause dehydration Dehydration can result from inadequate water intake, too much water loss from diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, or use if diuretics. Cornerstone method : measure body weight before and after high physical activity or labor o Changes in body weight due to loss or gain of body weight Urine color: urine is more concentrated when dehydrated and darker in color Consuming too much water can cause hyponatremia (sodium water too low) How much water do you need and what are the best sources? Daily water needs vary depending on physical activity, environmental factors, and diet Recommendations based on reported total water intake of healthy Americans Men 16 cups/day Women 12/day About 80% from beverages, 20% from foods Physical activity increases needs...
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