Beat the Summer Heat

The Brazos Valley has an average high temperature of 92F in June and 96F in July! As your body works to stay cool, you may find yourself getting dehydrated more quickly.

Dehydration feels/looks like:

·        Very dry skin

·        Dizziness

·        Urinating infrequently, or dark colored urine

·        Rapid heartbeat and breathing

·        Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion or irritability.

·        Fainting

 

Tips to stay hydrated:

·Replenish your electrolytes: If you’re out and about for more than an hour, you’re losing more than just water, you’re also losing electrolytes! Drinking a sports drink helps restore those electrolytes you’ve lost through sweating.

·Eat the right foods: Did you know that 20% of our daily fluid intake comes from food? Luckily, foods that are high in water like honeydew melons and watermelons are in season during the Texas summer months! Make sure you keep a nice fruit cup handy.

·Be aware: Pay attention to your body’s warning signs that you may not be getting enough water.

·Nighttime drinking: Drink a glass a water at night before you go to bed, especially if you have a full day of activities planned the next day.

·Swap the soda: Despite what commercials may have you believe; soda doesn’t quench your thirst. In fact, soda has been shown to leave your more dehydrated than you were before. So instead of the soda, swap it out for water!