Festival goers advised to ‘think if you drink’ to help avoid dehydration and hangovers

The festival season is in full swing and according to the Met Office the forecast for the rest of the season is for mostly dry and warm Hydration factsweather. As people make their annual pilgrimages to their favourite festivals both in the UK and across Europe, the Natural Hydration Council gives the top five tips for people to stay well hydrated during long festival days and nights:

Dr Emma Derbyshire, Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University and advisor to the Natural Hydration Council says:

“Drinking water and keeping hydrated aren’t always at the forefront of people’s minds when they are having fun at festivals. The combination of long days, warmer weather, alcohol consumption and physical activity like dancing or walking can all contribute to possible dehydration – which might ruin anyone’s festival.

“Keeping water to hand and taking sips regularly really will help keep dehydration and hangovers at bay – which means people can continue enjoying all festivals have to offer.”

The latest long term weather advice from the met office is for dry, warm weather.

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