Summer Heat and Stay Hydrated

Did you know that water covers approximately three-quarters of our Earth’s surface? And that our body weight is approximately 60 percent of water? Water is an essential component for our survival, therefore, staying hydrated is very important for one’s health.

 

As the heat continues to raise, our body needs more and more water to function properly. Water helps to flush out “toxins of vital organs, carries nutrients to cells and provides a moisturized environment to the ears, nose and throat.”

 

So, when are the best times to drink water? According to an article in “Everyday Health,” they suggest describe 8 of the best times to drink water.



  1. Drink water when you first get up
  2. Drink water before a meal
  3. Drink water when you are hungry— I do this often :-)
  4. Drink water before a workout— it’s a must
  5. Drink water during and after a workout
  6. Drink water when you are exposed to germs
  7. Drink water when you’re ill
  8. Drink water when you are tired

 

What are the signs of dehydration? Besides wanting to drink or feeling thirsty, you can feel fatigue, a headache, have dry skin, and dry mouth. Fatigue is the first sign of dehydration, so water is the quickest way to travel to the brain and give you a boost of hydration. Dehydration can happen to anyone, but the most dangerous groups are the very young and the elderly population. Here are some important tips to keep the elderly hydrated, according to the article.

Stay healthy and hydrate!