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Stay hydrated this summer

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Residents in Worcestershire are being reminded of the importance of staying hydrated, even when the sun isn’t shining this summer.

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is highlighting the benefits that staying hydrated has on people’s health and wellbeing.

Medical evidence shows that staying hydrated can assist in preventing conditions such as: pressure ulcers, heart disease, diabetes, and low blood pressure. It is also recognised that staying hydrated helps to keep you alert, helps the body to fight fatigue and feel generally healthier.

Maintaining good levels of hydration can also help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and also cut down on complications within people’s care due to being dehydrated.

It’s recommended that adults drink about two litres of fluid each day; this is in addition to the fluid you get through your food. You may need to drink more in warmer weather and after exercise.
Dr Simon Rumley, Chair and Clinical Lead for NHS Wyre Forest CCG, said: “Staying hydrated is very important, it helps your body function much better and can help prevent a number of conditions.

“There are plenty of things people can do to stay hydrated and it doesn’t have to be just drinking plain water, try adding lemon, lime or strawberry to your water to give it some extra flavour. Eating more fruit and vegetables is a great way of staying hydrated. Also, always remember to drink more when the weather is hot.”

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