Don Baylor, Manager of the Chicago Cubs; Bill Holloway, Founder of Bio-Hydration Research Lab Inc.; Dr. Gene Steiner, Radio Host, Share Tips on Preventing Dehydration and Heatstroke
...Dr. Gene Steiner
, host of "Healthy Advice
," a syndicated radio health show on KRLA NewsTalk radio in Los Angeles, is a huge advocate of proper hydration.He
says that the elderly and children are particularly at risk for heatstroke and dehydration -- the elderly because their bodies don't tell them soon enough to drink before they're already dehydrated, and children because they drink more sodas and other beverages with sugars than they do water."Amazingly, for the elderly, 40 to 50% of deaths occur because of dehydration," said Dr. Steiner
."And kids, they just don't drink enough water which is so important to laying down bone density up to the age of 25.Parents and kids don't realize that soft drinks actually leach out the calcium important to building strong bones."
Both Bill Holloway and Dr. Steiner
agree that to avoid heatstroke and dehydration, people should take the following steps: 1. Drink a glass water first thing in the morning before eating to jumpstart your metabolism.2.Drink constantly throughout the day, every 15 to 20 minutes or so.3.Avoid beverages with sugars, caffeine and sodium; they actually slow the hydration process.4.Drink water in advance, during and after exercise to reduce post-workout soreness.5.Drink water to clean the system if under unusual stress (chemical, physical or emotional).