Hot? Hydrate!
By contactus
May 29, 2012
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The past few days have been very hot and muggy. When the temperature and humidity go up, make sure you're getting enough water to stay hydrated.

Our bodies need water to survive. Water regulates our temperature, removes waste and lubricates joints. We lose water all the time. If we don't replace the water, we can become dehydrated - and that's not good. In warm weather, sweat cools off our skin. But when it's humid, sweat takes longer to evaporate from the skin because the air already contains a lot of water. So the body tries to cool itself by sweating even more. If you do not replenish the water that your body loses, you will become dehydrated.

How much water do you need each day? Somewhere around 8, 8-oz. glasses of water should be ok, but you may need more depending on your body, level of activity and weather conditions. And note: we're talking WATER, not soda or "energy" drinks, and not caffeinated drinks (caffeine is a diuretic, which means you're losing even more hydration).

Stay safe - stay hydrated!