Water is the most important element in life, it is essential for all vital processes. Our body is made of 60%-70% water, and during a day, the average of person one daily is about 2L. How much water do we need in hiking?
In hiking as during a port session, hydrating properly serves to compensate for water loss. You should know that a loss of 1% of your weight in water reduces your physical abilities by 10%. Muscle fatigue increases as well as the risk of cramps. But also a drop in blood volume, and blood pressure, an increase in heart rate, and the risk of tendinitis. The consequences of dehydration should not be taken lightly, which is why you should drink regularly without relying on the feeling of thirst because, when this occurs, your body is already suffering from dehydration. Regarding the amount of water to take, knowing that normally an adult spends about 2 liters of water per day. The amount will depend on the physical effort, the climate or if you can find refreshment points along the route. In this regard, a gravity water filter will be a practical object to allow you to purify the water that you can find along the way.
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