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Hopefully the UK’s second ‘summer’ is round the corner and hot weather is set to return. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Authority (NOAA) are predicting that there is a 99% chance 2020 will be one of the hottest years on record and a 75% chance it will be the hottest ever.
It is important in hotter weather to keep hydrated and especially for young children who have a higher proportion of body water than adults.
In the expected hot weather O.R.S. know that NHS staff will be at a higher risk of dehydration due to the increased PPE they are having to wear due to COVID-19.
As a result, they will be continuing their support of the NHS and will be providing 100,000 free tablets to anyone who holds an NHS email address. They just have to fill in their form on their website and they will be sent some O.R.S Hydration Tablets, 100% free. No shipping costs, no fees. Link to the page is here.
A recent survey conducted by O.R.S Hydration Tablets revealed that 63% of the population admit to not being properly hydrated on a daily basis.
2,391 people were surveyed and 80% recognised they should be drinking at least six glasses of water a day, however – even though two-thirds own a reusable water bottle – 77% said they find it challenging to drink enough water each day. Asked why they don’t drink the recommended amount, 58.5% said they simply forgot, while nearly 20% labelled water ‘boring’.
Reflecting on the new statistics, Dr. Tom Maggs said ..
“In hot conditions, like those we are about to experience in the UK, staying optimally hydrated is vitally important.
If you’re travelling, exercising, feeling unwell or fatigued, adding an electrolyte mix to water, like O.R.S Hydration Tablets, will also help you stay hydrated.”
O.R.S Hydration Tablets provide a convenient and simple way to ensure the body is properly hydrated. As they are in tablet form consumers just need to drop, dissolve and drink.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Water makes up to 60% of the weight of an average adult and performs vital roles transporting nutrients and waste around the body, lubricating joints and regulating body temperature.
Studies have shown that being dehydrated by just 2-3% can reduce overall performance by up to 20% and can have an adverse effect on short-term memory, arithmetic efficiency, visuomotor tracking, motor speed and attention.
The European Food Safety Authority advises that women should drink roughly 1.6 litres of fluid each day and men should consume 2 litres, equal to between 6-8 glasses a day. This offsets the water we lose every day through sweat, urination and breathing; on average 1.2 to 1.5 litres each day.
Children are often unable to communicate their dehydration symptoms properly, which means that dehydration levels can escalate without the parents’ knowledge. Because of this, it is extremely important to ensure children are properly hydrated at all times.
A key component to proper hydration is electrolyte and glucose balance, which can be established with the help of rehydration salts.
As we move into summer O.R.S. kids are a delicious and simple way to help keep them hydrated at this time. They come in two delicious flavours of strawberry and blackcurrant. They simply need to be dropped and dissolved in drinking water and are easy and no mess unlike sachets.
O.R.S. Kids are ideal for intestinal absorption of water and electrolytes due to its characteristic composition with childrens’ dosages of crucial electrolytes. It contains higher sodium levels than other available rehydrating drinks, which facilitates water absorption. O.R.S. Kids also has the correct amount of carbohydrates, optimised to facilitate maximal water reabsorption in the small intestine. Dosages of each electrolytes have been specialised for children, and come in two tasty flavors that children will love.
The tablets are now available to purchase and ship for free.
Buy from O.R.S website (24 tablets £4.99)
O.R.S is the official hydration supplier of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
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