How to tell if you’re water-starved
As summer approaches, water experts across the country are advising people to limit the amount of time they spend in their homes to protect their health.
In the coming months, experts will be using new technology to help people avoid dehydration as the summer heat hits, according to a new report from the Water Supply Museum of America.
The Water Supply Center’s report, titled, Water Supply & Waste Management: Protect Your Health and Your Money, found that the average person can survive on about 1,600 calories per day for one day of rest.
But that’s just a rough estimate.
For instance, the average adult consumes an average of 3,000 calories per year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people limit their calorie intake to 1,200 calories per pound of body weight.
So the report suggests that the ideal calorie intake for a person is about 3,500 calories per person.
“It’s really important that people look at how much energy they can get from food, and how much they can eat,” said Mark Biederman, president of the Water supply center.
“If you’re eating less than that, that’s a problem.
So that’s really the way we want to be educating the public about water, because water is so important to us.”
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