As the summer arrives, make a conscious effort to increase your fluid intake to counteract the warmer temperatures and elevated humidity.
Be sure to check in on the elderly and pets.
A good starting point for anyone would be to Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day.
Tips for staying hydrated
- Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. …
- If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
- Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
- When you’re feeling hungry, drink water.
Know the Signs- Avoid Dehydration
If feeling thirsty, your body is needing fluids. Listen to your body and drink water throughout the entire day during the hot summer days. Always watch for potential signs of dehydration:
- Dark yellow or amber-colored urine (urine that is clear or very light in color is an indicator that you are hydrated).
- Feeling thirsty
- Constant fatigue or sleepiness
- Headache or lightheadedness
- For infants, no wet diapers for three hours