Which statement if made by a 50-year-old active client on a daily diuretic indicates a correct understanding of dehydration prevention?
A. "I need to stop drinking water 1 hour before exercising so my diuretic does not begin to work during my exercise program."
B. "I need exercise in the early to mid afternoon because the diuretic will be at its peak and I will benefit the most."
C. "I need to drink water before I begin as well as during the exercise and then again after I am finished."
D. "I need to drink only when I feel thirsty regardless of my daily activity level or my exercise program."
Regardless of whether the client is taking a diuretic or not, in order to avoid dehydration, one must drink water before, during, and after exercise. Choice a is incorrect, reducing the amount of fluid consumed can lead to rebound fluid retention syndrome. Choice b is incorrect, because exercising during the hottest part of the day increases fluid loss and could lead to dehydration. Choice d is incorrect, in that usually by the time one begins to feel thirsty, dehydration has already begun.