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Fishermen Wellness: Stay Hydrated

10 Things to Know about Staying Hydrated

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  1. Water is best, but other drinks and even foods can help you stay hydrated, too. Teas, juices, and fruit (like watermelon!) can contribute to your water intake.

  2. Be careful of caffeine! While some caffeine is OK, too much can lead to feeling anxious and frequent urination.

  3. Sport drinks are a good idea. Drinks like Gatorade are made for athletes and can help fishermen (industrial athletes) stay hydrated because they contain electrolytes and carbohydrates.

  4. Energy drinks are not the same as sports drinks. Energy drinks contain caffeine and other ingredients that can potentially overstimulate you. Use in moderation!

  5. Drinking water and staying hydrated can help regulate your body temperature which is important on days that are wicked hot.

  6. Staying hydrated helps lubricate your joints and prevents excessive achiness at the end of the fishing day.

  7. You're less likely to get grumpy and moody when you're well hydrated.

  8. When you're dehydrated it can affect your brain function including memory and reaction time. Don't want to forget which string you just hauled? Drink water!

  9. Drinking water can help prevent headaches.

  10. More energy! Dehydration can slow down circulation and affect the flow of oxygen to your brain. When your body has to work harder to function, it can slow you down. Stay hydrated to help maintain energy.

Check out Fishing Forward's fourth episode all about hydration.

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