Summer starts on June 21, 2019. Even though it is not officially summer time yet, the weather is already getting warmer. We need to prepare and be ready for it. Keep these tips in mind to be safe while having fun in the sun!
Stay Hydrated- During the summer months, we lose more water than we take in which can lead to dehydration. Remember that the body needs an average of 2 liters or 8 cups of water but when it is hot outside you lose about 10 cups of water a day depending on age, weight, environment and many other factors. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, you should still take at least a sip of water.
Be mindful of certain symptoms that you might face when you are dehydrated:
If you experience these signs of dehydration or any other symptoms, make sure you rest and take sips of water before continuing the activity.
Minimize your intake of caffeine and soda and opt to drinking water. There are no alternatives to drinking water but your body will help you stay hydrated when you consume foods that are high in water. Some fruits and vegetables that are high in water might even be your favorite, so try to include these into your normal diet. Here are a few with their water content:
Bell Peppers 92%
Stay cool and Stay Hydrated!
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