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Staying Hydrated: Why it’s Extra Important at Glenwood Hot Springs

Immersed in the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, you are enjoying some much deserved relaxation time. Warm and comfortable, you don’t notice that 15, 30, 45 minutes have slipped away since you entered the therapy pool at Glenwood Hot Springs. When you decide to get out of the pool, you feel lightheaded and dizzy. You lose your balance and fall. Before you know it, you’re surrounded by lifeguards who in addition to stabilizing you have called emergency services. Your next stop will be the ER at Valley View Hospital. This is not exactly the scenario you envisioned when you booked your Glenwood Hot Springs getaway.

Avoiding this situation and the complications of dehydration is simple:

  • Drink plenty of hydrating fluids before you even dip a toe in the pool.
  • Keep a water bottle handy for sipping while soaking.
  • Heed the posted maximum recommended soaking times.
  • Consider wearing a hat; for sun protection in summer, for warmth retention in winter.
  • When entering or exiting the pools, proceed slowly to adjust to the differences in water and air temperatures.
  • High elevation increases the chances of dehydration. If you’re visiting from sea level, be vigilant about hydration.
  • Some people are more at risk for dehydration including infants, children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses like diabetes.

Glenwood Hot Springs encourages guests to play, swim, slide and soak. To enjoy all these activities to the fullest, stay healthy and hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Visit http://www.hotspringspool.com/swim for more information about Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

About Glenwood Hot Springs 
Glenwood Hot Springs is a 125-year-old Colorado landmark resort located along Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs, approximately 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction. Famous for its enormous hot springs pools, other amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, an athletic club, a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, a retail store specializing in swimwear and a miniature golf course, open seasonally. For more information, including press releases, a press kit, photos and a live web camera, please visit http://www.hotspringspool.com/misc/press-room or call 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955.

Media Contacts:
Jeremy Gilley, Director of Sales and Revenue
Glenwood Hot Springs/Spa of the Rockies
970-945-3324
jgilley (at) hotspringspool (dot) com
or
Vicky Nash
Resort Trends, Inc. – media communications for the travel & tourism industry
970-948-4923
pr (at) hotspringspool (dot) com