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Monday, 25 June 2012 02:02

Health >> To Pee or Not to Pee - Urine Color Test

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boy_peeing.png - 31.60 KbWith summer here now, it's real important to make sure you stay properly hydrated. Since heat related illnesses often follow dehydration, staying hydrated is key. But how do you know when you are dehydrated? One simple method is to check the color of your urine. I know it sounds kind of gross, but it's a simple and quick way to get a gauge on things.

If it's a brownish tint or a dark dull yellow, you are dehydrated and need to consume water immediately. Clear to very light bright yellow is ok, and you are doing just fine.


In general, men should consume about 3 liters of fluid and women about 2.2 liters of fluid each day. These are minimum standards, so adjust accordingly depending on your level of physical activity and exposure to heat and sun and humidity.

I'm counting on all of you to be diligent this summer with your hydration...don't "piss" me off!

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Click here for Urine Color Test Chart (PDF)



Jack Witt
Lifestyle Fitness Coach
818-760-3891 Main
310-562-5629 Cell

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Jack Witt

I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit!

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