Surviving Summer’s Heat: Tips to Prevent Dehydration

Warm weather calls for pool days, picnics, and enjoying the outdoors, but too much time in the heat can be harmful and cause dehydration. Follow these tips to beat the heat and avoid dangerous conditions.

Wear the right clothing

Light-colored clothes, breathable fabrics, hats, and sunglasses can all help you combat the heat. Dark-colored and tight clothes absorb more heat and don’t allow your body’s system to cool down. Wearing the right items can help you feel more comfortable outdoors.

Water is your best friend

When you sweat, you lose fluids. Constantly drinking liquids, such as water or natural juices, can help replenish and stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle on hand and make sure to drink it throughout the day. Avoid liquids such as alcohol or caffeine, that dehydrate you even more.

Avoid direct sunlight

Peak hours of sunlight, usually from 10 AM to 2 PM, can quickly cause you to overheat. Take a break and go indoors or find a shaded area to let your body cool down.


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