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SEGMENT: Health with Dr. Paula: Avoiding dehydration

Published: Feb. 24, 2016 at 2:23 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2016 at 2:24 AM EST
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Ailments linked to dehydration.
Ailments linked to dehydration.
Ailments linked to dehydration.
Ailments linked to dehydration.
How to keep your body hydrated.
How to keep your body hydrated.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –Doctors say as many as 75 percent of Americans live in a chronic state of dehydration.

Dr. Paula Walker-King tells us the warning signs of dehydration:

-headaches

-dry skin

-bad breath

-constipation

-food cravings

-dark urine

You can keep your body hydrated by limiting energy drinks, making water you primary beverage, and hydrating before, during, and after exercise.

Drink at least half your body weight in water (in ounces). For example, a 100 pound person should drink 50 ounces of water per day.

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