Important Hydration Information!

A young woman cools down with cold water during the summer heat.

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Excessive heat will stick around our area for the rest of the week. Temps in the mid 90's and the heat index above 100 will make any time outdoors downright miserable. Staying hydrates in these conditions is a matter of life and death!

Myths About Hydration: Drinking enough water is super important during summer, but there are some myths you need to know about. Experts are myth busting these:

  • Myth #1: You need to drink eight glasses of water per day. A good goal is to drink approximately half your weight in ounces of water each day
  • Myth #2: Water is the only thing that hydrates you. Milk, fruits, vegetables and other water-based foods such as celery, other beverages are hydrating too
  • Myth #3: Coffee is dehydrating because of the caffeine. Since you take in more liquid than you lose while drinking coffee, it doesn’t have enough of an effect to lead to dehydration
  • Myth #4: Being dehydrated just means you’re thirsty
  • Myth #5: Thirst is the only sign of dehydration. Other signs are dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, dry skin, dry mouth or fatigue

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