At the C2C (Country to Country) festival in Dublin, Ireland, Tim McGraw collapsed on stage.
After performing one of his classic hits, “Humble and Kind,” McGraw was bowing to take in the applause, only to suddenly collapse to his knees, requiring assistance to get off the stage. After about 20 minutes had passed, Faith Hill – his wife and fellow performer – came on stage to announce that McGraw has collapsed due to dehydration and that he would not be finishing the show, a call that she made.
“We’ve all been a little bit dehydrated traveling so much,” she said, eliciting cheers of support from the crowd before she then wrapped up the show with the rest of the band.
It was a bit of a shock to all who were in attendance, but McGraw has recovered and is fine, hopefully developing a stronger habit of drinking water!
What Can We Learn From This?
Whether you are a famous international country singer or not, you need water. Water is what keeps your body functioning and alive. It is what can make the difference between a good day or a day filled with headaches, fatigue, irritation, dizziness, dry eyes, cramps, etc. Water is a literal source of life (not to mention it makes up about 60% of your body).
- Regulates body temperature
- Energizes your muscles
- Detoxes your system
- Keeps your skin healthy
- Helps your organs to function
- Keeps your digestion regular
- Washes waste from your system
- Sharpens your mentality
- Carries nutrients throughout your body
- And so much more!
Partha’s Prescriptions for Staying Hydrated
Your body needs at least half your body weight in ounces of water a day, or more if you are more physically active (for example: if you weigh 140 pounds, you need about 70 ounces of water a day). Here are some tips to help make drinking water a stronger habit in your own life:
- Carry A Water Bottle With You – keeping water with you at all times reminds you to drink and helps you keep track of how much you drink.
- Give Your Water An Extra Kick – water can seem boring sometimes, so add fruit like lemons, limes, oranges or strawberries or veggies like cucumbers or herbs like mint to your water to add flavor and additional nutrients.
- Eat More Hydrating Foods – there are several foods that naturally contain water and can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Eat more foods like watermelon, cucumbers, celery, strawberries, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.
- Drink Water After Every Bathroom Break – every time you take a break to go to the bathroom, drink a nice glass of water afterwards. This can help make drinking water become a better habit.
- Use An App To Keep You On Track – there are several apps you can download that help you keep track of how much water you drink and remind you to stay on top of it (examples: Daily Water, Hydro Coach, Water Drink Reminder, Gulp, Hydro Diary, etc.).
Have more questions? Ask Dr Partha Nandi MD Here!