Staying Hydrated

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Staying hydrated is important as temperatures hit record numbers. The heat can bring upon a lot of issues. Staying hydrate keeps your body active. When it’s hot your body sweat. The body is releasing fluids through sweat. When you don’t drink water to put the fluid back you can become dehydrated. Elderly people and children are at a greater risk for dehydration. Signs of dehydration are tiredness, fever, chills, fast heartbeat, and confusion

There are ways to stay hydrated. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Drink water every day. Stay away from alcohol and sugary drinks like juice. Eat fruits and vegetables like watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, and celery. When the temperature are high stay in the house. Or avoid sitting or standing outside for a long period of time. Wear cool clothing like shorts, sandals, hats.

What if I don’t like water? Some people don’t enjoy the taste of water. Here some ways to drink water without the taste:

1) Add sugar-free juice packets to your water. The sweet flavor will help you drink more water. And not focus on the taste.

2) You can also add fruit to your water, such as lemons or strawberries. You can even freeze the fruit and add it to your water.

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