Stay Hydrated In The Heat!

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Fitness, Nutrition & Holistic Medicine

If you are here in Southern California, well we finally got our summer heat! Staying hydrated during this heat is very important especially if you are exercising.

Heat can sometimes be the cause of headaches, light-headedness and fatigue.  These are the first signs of dehydration, even if you are not thirsty.

You can prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids through out the day.

Tips For Staying Hydrated

  • Have a glass of water when you first get up.
  • Keep a glass of water next to the bed.
  • Enjoy an herbal tea in the afternoon or evening.
  • Carry water with you if away from home for long periods.
  • Have one chilled ready to go! I always have a water bottle with me and it really makes a difference in the amount of water I drink through out the day!
  • Drink before you get thirsty.
  • Limit sugary, caffeinated beverages.
  • Choose drinks with 10 or fewer calories.
  • Know the signs of dehydration.
  • The best choice for fluid is WATER!

Hope this helps you to remember to stay hydrated!

Thanks

Cindy

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