Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
It's a hot sunny day. You're thirsty. For anything. A diet coke. An orange juice. Bottled water. Anything liquid. Bring it on!
But why? Why are you so darned thirsty when it's hot out? Perspiration.
When we sweat, we lose our body’s natural water. If we aren’t properly hydrated, we become de-hydrated. And that can be dangerous. Here’s what you can do.
First. Don’t get to the point of being thirsty. What???? That means, drink water periodically throughout the day. If you plan to be in the sun, drink even more.
Second. Pack a water bottle. This is the ‘how’ of drinking more water. Have it with you!
Third. Pay attention to your body. Some of the symptoms of dehydration are:
•dark yellow urine
If you experience several of these symptoms after a day in the sun, contact your health care specialist.
Four. Love & nurture your self! When we take care of ourselves, we notice when something’s not right and look into it.
Five. Stay covered. Use an umbrella, a wide brimmed hat, and sunscreen to prevent overheat, dehydration, and/or sunburn.
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Alana writes her monthly column 'Mind, Body, Spirt' for RochesterWomanOnline focusing on the balance of all 3 in a creative manner, filled with inspiration.