Humans are water-based life forms, and as such we require H2O to function. Most North Americans benefit from an abundance of safe drinking water to keep our bodies hydrated. We normally associate the risk of dehydration with hot weather, but a recent article from CNN Health highlights the fact that it is just as easy to become dehydrated in winter as it is in summer.
Dehydration: Not One Season; Not One Look
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air we find ourselves in, our perspiring may or may not provide a clue for us to drink more water. The CNN article makes the point that in a dry or high-altitude setting sweat can evaporate directly from the skin instead of coating it. Cold winter air may be dry—cold air holds less water vapor than warm air—increasing evaporation of sweat from our skin. In contrast, in a … READ MORE >>