5 important hydration tips to stay safe in the heat – WRAL.com


Posted: July 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm

By Rebecca Clyde, KSL.com

Summer has just begun, and already places across the country have seen temperatures in the mid- to high-90s and low 100s.

Dont let these hot temperatures hold you back from enjoying all your favorite outdoor summer activities. Heres how you can safely enjoy your backyard or a fun trip in nature while avoiding heat stroke.

Why you need to worry about hydration

Staying properly hydrated keeps your heart healthy. It helps you get the most out of your exercise, deliver nutrients throughout your body and protects your organs. Proper hydration also allows your body to effectively cool off when its so hot outside.

How to measure your hydration

You can start with that 64 ounces a day, but everyone has different needs, and your hydration needs to change as you participate in an activity and are in hot or cold climates. Here are a few other methods to measure your hydration needs more accurately:

5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

Here are a few signs/symptoms of dehydration from the Mayo Clinic.

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