When should you drink?
Drink often throughout the day. You do not feel thirsty until you are 1% dehydrated and your ability to concentrate will already be affected. The clearer your urine, the more hydrated you are. If you notice your urine is darker, drink more water.
You should drink more if you have been sweating or if you are playing sports. (Please refer to our “Beat the Heat” pamphlet for more information on heat illness in athletes.)
What should you drink?
Water is the best source of hydration for your body. Soda pop is not a healthy choice for hydration and it will actually make you dehydrate faster so it is very detrimental if you are playing sports. Sports drinks are good if you have been playing in sports or exercising for more than 40 minutes. Milk and juice are healthy as part of your diet, but they also contain calories, which should be considered to maintain a healthy weight.
"Bee Hydrated Pamphlet"