Summer Health Tip Series: How to Stay Hydrated in Summer Heat

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from Methodist Family Health

Summer is officially here in Texas, and it looks like we will have long, hot summer days for the next few months. If you plan to be outside, staying hydrated is especially important.

Here are a few tips from your Methodist Family Health Center physicians to keep you hydrated and healthy this summer:

  • Plan ahead. Keep a large container of water handy to encourage you to drink water at all times.
  • Replenish. After each trip to the restroom, drink a glass of water to replenish fluids.
  • Make water tasty. If drinking water is difficult for you, add a slice of lemon, lime or mint to your water to give it flavor and make it more enjoyable.
  • Drink more above 70/70. According to the American Heart Association, when the temperature and humidity are both above 70, you enter the dehydration danger zone. Sip water frequently before, during and after vigorous activity.