Today’s Solutions: May 24, 2022

If you need another reason to adopt healthy hydration habits, look no further—according to research presented at a European Society of Cardiology last week, regular proper hydration helps stave off heart failure.

Now, the keyword here is “regular,” which means reaching and maintaining good levels of hydration over a long period of time. The bad news is that the research from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates that most people worldwide aren’t reaching the minimum hydration level for cardiological benefits.

“Our study suggests that maintaining good hydration can prevent or at least slow down the changes within the heart that lead to heart failure,” says study author and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute researcher Natalia Dmitrieva in a press release. “These findings indicate that we need to pay attention to the amount of fluid we consume every day and take action if we find that we drink too little.”

According to the researchers, around two to three liters of daily fluid intake for men and 1.6 to 2.1 liters per day for women would be enough to prevent any added heart failure risks associated with dehydration while offering protective effects at the same time.

Those who drink less water will likely end up with a high concentration of sodium in their body and, as the body naturally takes steps to conserve fluids, increase their risk of heart failure.

So, even as the summer season draws to an end, remember that hydration isn’t just something to worry about during the hottest months, but a year-round endeavor.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

How the Belize Barrier Reef is coming back to life

When Hurricane Iris hit Belize in 2001, it ravaged almost all of the country’s coral reefs. The devastation signaled bad news not only for the surrounding marine life but also for the local communities who ... Read More

Redwoods grow new leaves to adapt to drought

We’re doing a lot to adapt to climate change, from creating tree cities and sponge cities to speeding up the schedule for renewable energy. As it turns out, though, humans aren’t the only ones getting ... Read More

OnePower: bringing minigrids and power to Lesotho

A key aspect of helping the developing world is not only ensuring that they have sufficient power and infrastructure to run key facilities like schools and hospitals. It is also important to ensure that their ... Read More

Active UK professional footballer comes out as gay—the first in 30 years

Earlier this month, 17-year-old Jake Daniels, a forward for Blackpool FC in England’s second tier, came out publicly as gay in a statement released by the club. According to the British LGBTQ advocacy group Stonewall, ... Read More

Flow batteries could help with renewable energy storage

The generation of renewable energy from sources like wind and solar is one thing, but there are many other factors to consider when delivering renewable energy to consumers. A big one is the issue of ... Read More

Don’t let ADHD prevent you from meditating. Here are 8 tips for mindful...

We’ve written quite often about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but we also recognize that it is sometimes a difficult practice to get into. Meditation is an active process that trains the brain to ... Read More