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Winter Dehydration: What, Why, How?



Winter is definitely upon us now, with temperatures reaching new lows every day, and cold winds felt in our bones. Of course, the usual practices for winter will be to cover yourself properly, with gloves, cowls, heavy jackets and other polar bear outfits, while enjoying some comfortable inside heat thanks to your AC and fluffy covers.

冬天已经来临了,每天气温创下新低,寒风刺骨。毋庸置疑的是,在室外,冬天的常规操作就是要合理的保暖,手套,围巾,厚棉衣以及其他任何把自己打扮成北极熊的服饰,而室内则可以享受一下空调及毛毯带来的温暖。

One winter phenomenon that is often overlooked however, being usually associated with hot summer days, is dehydration. Why is this phenomenon happening in winter, and what can you do to prevent it? Read more to find out!

然而,一个被经常忽视的冬季现象,且经常与炎热的夏季联系在一起的,就是身体容易缺水。为什么这种现象会在冬季发生?你如何去防止它?请继续阅读并从中找到答案吧!



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What is winter dehydration?

冬季身体容易缺少


Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough fluid to function properly. While there are a number of factors that affect how much water you need in a day, the average adult needs roughly 2 liters of water on an average day.

身体缺水通常发生在当你的身体没有足够水分来维持正常运转的时候。尽管有多种因素会影响你一天当中到底该摄入多少水,但是对于一个成年人来说,这个量应该在2升左右。



Dehydration being associated to summer makes people less likely to realize they need to stay hydrated in winter.

身体缺水和夏天之间的联系往往会导致人们忽视了冬季同样需要保持水分这一点。


It is completely possible to get dehydrated when it’s cold outside. It is actually easier for people to stay hydrated in summer than in winter. Thirst levels decrease in winter, so people will drink less water inthe winter than in the summer. Being less thirsty doesn’t mean that you’re better hydrated, however.

当室外寒冷时,是完全有可能造成脱水的。而事实上,人们在夏天要比在冬天更容易保持水分。冬天时人们的口渴程度降低,所以在冬天时人们喝的水要比在夏天少。但是,不口渴或不常口渴并不意味着你体内的水分是充足的。



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Why dehydration happens

冬季身体缺水原因


As we saw in the above paragraph, your body has a different thirst response in winter.

You rbody has a natural thirst response telling you when it needs water, but this response is diminished by up to 40% in cold weather. This is mostly due to your body attempting to conserve heat by drawing more blood to its core. Your body focuses on maintaining your core temperature and as a result does not realize it is not properly hydrated.

正如我们在上面的段落中看到的,你的身体在冬天有不同的缺水反应。你身体的反应告诉你什么时候需要补充水,但这种反应在寒冷的天气会减少40%。这主要是因为你的身体试图通过吸引更多的血液来保存热量。你的身体专注于维持你的核心温度,结果没有意识到它没有得到适当的水分补充。

Furthermore, sweat levels also decrease in cold weather. Sweat indicates the loss of moisture to your body, which in winter will not be as easily noticeable, and therefore won’t encourage you to replenish body fluids by drinking more water.

此外,在寒冷的天气里,出汗量也会减少。出汗表明你身体的水分流失,在冬天不会那么容易察觉,因此不会鼓励你通过多喝水来补充体液。

Wearing extra clothing is another factor. Wearing heavy jackets, long underwear andother pieces of warm clothing help your body conserve heat, but also add weight to your body. This in turn will make you work 10 to 40% more than you would in normal temperatures, making you sweat more and therefore losing fluids. However, as we saw earlier, sweat evaporates a lot more quickly in cold weather,so you don’t notice it.

添加衣服是另一个因素。穿厚夹克、长内衣和其他保暖衣物有助于身体保温,同时也能增加你的体重。这反过来又会使你比正常温度下多耗费体力10%到40%,使你出汗更多,从而流失体液。然而,正如我们前面看到的,在寒冷的天气里,汗水蒸发得更快,所以你没有注意到。


Increased respiratory fluid loss happens a lot in a cold weather. A good example of that phenomenon is the “smoky breath” you can get in winter, where the actual smoke you exhale is water vapor that your body is losing.

在寒冷的天气里,体液会因呼吸流失很多。这种现象的一个很好的例子就是你在冬天能看到的“哈气”,你呼出的哈气是你身体正在流失的水蒸气。



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Symptoms of dehydration

身体缺水症状


To know the signs of dehydration is important to fight it. Here is a list of the most common signs:

了解脱水的迹象对于如何对抗脱水至关重要。下面是一些脱水的迹象:


- Thirst 口渴

- Dark-coloredurine 尿液颜色变深

- Dizziness 头晕目眩

- Fatigue 疲惫

- Dryskin 皮肤干燥

- Bloodynose 流鼻血

- Chronicallychapped lips 嘴唇干裂


The intense use of air heating in our homes makes the situation worse as this process tends to dehumidify the air even more.

在家里,用空调加热将会使这个情况变得更糟,因为这个过程实际上是在除湿。


Check our latest article about dry skin to get more information on what to do to improve this phenomenon:

请查看我们最近的一篇关于皮肤干燥的文章,从中你会找到应对这种现象的好办法。

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Tips for staying hydrated

补水选择


The simplest thing you can do to fight winter dehydration is to drink more water. The quantity required for proper hydration is always subject to debate, but if you drink at least one more glass per day compared to what you usually drink, your hydration level will definitely be better.

幸运的是,我们可以通过大量饮水对抗冬季缺水. 人体所需的水分总量多少因人而异,但如果每天至少比平时多喝一杯水,补水效果肯定会更好。




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Drink more water


It may be harder to drink water when it’s cold, but to drink any warm substances such as tea, hot cider or coffee (preferably decaffeinated one if drank in large quantities) can do the trick!

寒冷天气下直接喝凉水可能会比较困难,但是获取各种热饮,比茶、苹果酒或咖啡(如果大量饮用,最好是不含咖啡因的)还是很容易的!

Alcohol on the other hand should be avoided (yes, even the Christmassy mulled-wine), or consumed with enough water on the side to equilibrate and avoid dehydration.

另一方面,应避免大量酒精的摄入(哪怕圣诞热红酒);或者喝足够的水,达到身体平衡状态并避免脱水。

If you are looking for an easy way to get access to lots of water, go no further and take the leap towards drinking water purifiers!

获得大量洁净用水的最简便的方式是使用直饮水过滤器!



These water filters allow you to drink water directly from your kitchen tap,making it easier to stay hydrated without having to replenish your water bottles stock! For more information about our drinking water choice, follow this picture:

这些水过滤器能够让您安全方便地直接获得干净的直饮水,无须购买桶装水也能保持水分!我们的选择可以通过下面的图片来了解




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Humidify environment


Moreover, beyond drinking more water, you can also humidify your environment. This will help increase your indoor humidity, which is usually quite low in winter due to the intense use of air conditioners.

除了大量补充水分,还可以考虑用加湿器-这有助于增加你的室内湿度。因为在冬季,由于大量使用空调,湿度通常会很低。


Our range of humidifiers is currently on sales, so don’t hesitate to improve your indoor environment now! Do remember to use either bottled water (not mineral type) or purified drinking water from reverse osmosis system for it. Or otherwise, filters for the humidifiers will be dirty.

我们的加湿器产品目前正在促销,为了改善您的室内环境,赶快行动吧!注意:请一定使用桶装纯净水或逆渗透净水设备的直饮水,其它类型的水可能会导致加湿器的滤芯很脏、甚至空气污染。


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Moisture skin


The last thing you can do would be to heal your skin through the use of moisturizing skin creams. Please check our complete article about dry skin for more detail about that last part!

最后提示:通过使用保湿护肤霜来修复你的皮肤。请查看文章中关于干性皮肤的更多细节,在最后的部分!




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Stay warm, hydrated and safe

顺利过冬


We hope your winter days will be highly enjoyable thanks to our small tips, so remember, cover yourself and drink more water!

通过这些小提示,我们希望您能有度过一个愉快的冬季,别忘了,多穿衣多喝水!

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