Keeping Hydrated in the hot climate
As the weather begins to warm up and summer approaches, it’s critical to remember to stay hydrated in the summer heat. Sweating can cause you to lose up to 40% of your body’s water, whether you’re relaxing in the sun or exercising in the heat. Preventative measures are your best defense against dehydration this summer. As the temperatures rise, here are some tips to keep your body healthy and hydrated.
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Adults should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, which amounts to nearly a half gallon. However, you may need to drink even more to stay hydrated in the summer heat, especially if you’ve been sweating.
Here are a few ideas for staying hydrated during the day:
Always have a water bottle on hand.
Make a phone reminder to drink water.
Don’t wait till you’re thirsty to start drinking.
Make your water taste better.
Listen to your body’s instructions
You may feel symptoms that are your body’s way of reminding you to drink water if you get dehydrated. If you become dehydrated, you may encounter the following signs and symptoms:
- Muscle spasms
- Breath problems
- Urine that is darker than expected
- Dry skin and mouth
- I’m thirsty to the point of dehydration.
- If you’re experiencing one or more dehydration symptoms, pay attention to your body, drink plenty of water, and perhaps go indoors to escape the heat.
EAT WATER-RICH VEGETABLES
Some people find drinking plain water all day tedious and challenging. Did you know that many foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, also contain water? On a hot summer day, eating these meals can also help you keep hydrated. Here are a few examples of foods that are high in water:
- Popsicles of celery and frozen fruits
You can stay hydrated in these hotter temps in a variety of ways. Make sure to incorporate a few of these into your daily routine to ensure a happy and healthy summer! Do you have any additional questions? To speak with a physician, please contact us right away.
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