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Take The Water Quiz

Friday, July 16, 2010

Do you pay more attention to the water needs of your houseplants than your own? Chronic dehydration can wilt more than your spirit. Water delivers nutrients to your muscles, and nerves, cushions your joints, gets rid of waste products and regulates your body temperature.Proper hydration may also help to treat or prevent a wide range of ailments, everything from urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, and heart disease, to stroke, gallstones, and glaucoma, according to Dr. Fredrich Manz, M.D.

So before you think you know it all when it comes to water, test your hydration smarts with this not-so-simple quiz.

1) Warning signs of mild to moderate dehydration include:
A) Frequent trips to the bathroom
B) Sleepiness and fatigue
C) Night sweats and crying
D) B and C

2) Which of the following can your body use to meet fluid needs?
A) Juice
B) Coffe
C) Lettuce
D) All of the above

3) How much total water(from both beverages and foods), does the average person need each day?
A) As much as thirst dictates
B) Three glasses
C) About 124 ounces for men and 92 ounces for women
D) At least two gallons, but the more the better

4) You can tell you're getting enough water when your urine is:
A) Pale yellow
B) Deep amber collored
C) Strong in odor
D) Bubbly

5) Consuming caffeine in moderation can lead to:
A) Severe dehydration
B) mild dehydration
C) No significant dehydration
D) bloating and water weight gain

6) How does a beer or a glass of wine affect your hydration status?
A) Alcohol makes you thirsty so you drink more
B) your body uses beer and wine in moderation as a source of water
C) All alcoholic drinks are very dehydrating
D) An occasional cold brew is okay, but wine is severely dehydrating

7) Sports drinks are beneficial in the following situations:
A) Low intesity exer4cise such as casual walking
B) High intensity exercise such as running a marathon
C) extreme heat
D) B and C

8) What is the best way to stay hydrated when you exercise?
A) drink fluids before you break a sweat
B)Drink fluids while you are working out
C) Drink fluids right after your workout
D) All of the above

Well, that's it. I will come back here and post the answers tomorrow. In the mean time, Drink Your Water !
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    This is a great quiz! It has lots of important information on it. It was a good idea to put the explanations of the correct answers. Now I will remember the right answer and NOT some of the wrong multiple choices. Thank you, Sherry. Blessings everyone.
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