summer heat, often a walk or a movement will be sweating, drinking water has become the most frequent action in summer. How is drinking water healthy and effective in summer? So what’s common sense about drinking water in summer?

six misunderstandings of drinking water in summer

1. Drinking ice water can quench thirst.

drinking ice water will make the gastrointestinal mucosa suddenly cold, which makes the original open capillary constrict, causing gastrointestinal discomfort and even diarrhea. Ice water is not to drink, you need to pay attention to the temperature.

2. Drinking tea at night

in summer, due to hot weather, long days and short nights, it is easy to cause poor sleep quality. If you drink tea at night, it will affect sleep more. Because tea, like coffee and cola, is also an exciting drink with a certain amount of caffeine.

3. If you are thirsty, you will have to drink


. If you are thirsty, you will hold up a large glass of buffalo drink, which may lead to “water poisoning”, which is the physiological dysfunction caused by electrolyte imbalance. After a lot of sweating, drinking a lot of water quickly in a short period of time will cause the cells to expand and cause hyponatremia, which can lead to dizziness, vomiting, weakness, tachycardia and other symptoms, severe spasm, coma and even life-threatening. It is better to drink sports drinks than to drink water. Except for people who are engaged in heavy physical labor or after a lot of exercise, they usually do not need to supplement sports drinks. Adding a little salt to warm and cool boiled water or drinking light tea can meet the body’s needs for electrolytes. When you feel thirsty, your body has lost at least 1% of its water. Water shortage for a long time will increase blood viscosity and induce cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Therefore, no matter thirsty or not, we should replenish water in time. Take a bottle of water with you when you go out.

6. Do not drink water during exercise, drink a lot of water after exercise.

intense exercise makes the body consume a lot of heat, and the functions of various organs and systems of the body are at a relatively low level. At this time, if you drink a lot of water, it is bound to cause heavy burden on the heart, stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, and lead to “stomachache”. Who should pay more attention to



1. The sensitivity of


in the elderly to thirst is reduced, so they are often in a state of water shortage, with less digestive tract secretion, easy constipation, high blood viscosity, and easy to affect the cardiovascular system;

2. Children

has a large amount of exercise and needs more water. However, children’s playful mentality easily leads to forgetting to drink water and drinking a lot only when they are particularly thirsty, which affects the normal absorption of water and is not conducive to health;

3. Infants

The metabolism of

is exuberant and grows fast. Under the same circumstances, the amount of water needed to be supplemented in the same period is higher than that of adults. Although infants are mainly liquid food, it is suggested that appropriate water supplement should be carried out between two feeding.

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