Chances are, when you envision your upcoming visit to Hawaii, you don’t picture yourself in an Emergency Room being treated for dehydration. But, dehydration in Hawaii is a real danger, especially for visitors who aren’t used to spending the entire day outdoors. Why? For one thing, we have abundant sunshine and typically dry weather (or short-lived rainstorms). Another reason is due to all the tempting outdoor activities right outside the hotel room door — many visitors to Hawaii overexert themselves and forget to drink enough water during their excursions.
Here are some ways to prevent dehydration BEFORE you venture out for a day in the Hawaii sun (courtesy of WebMD):
Despite taking these precautions before you spend a day in the Hawaii sun, you could still be at risk for dehydration. So, be on the lookout for symptoms, such as:
If you should notice any of these, do the following:
For Hawaii visitors who are taking a boat ride, the risk can be even greater. According to BoatEd.com, “As you ride in a boat, your body automatically adjusts to the changing position of the boat. The exertion of this constant adjustment increases body heat.” This is especially true if you’re on a boat for several hours. So, before you leave for your Maui Sport Fishing excursion or boat tour ride, make sure you hydrate!
Being in Hawaii means taking advantage of our beautiful sunshine, outdoor sports, and island excursions. But, make sure you think ahead before you leave for the day — you don’t want dehydration in Hawaii to slow you down!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher