Simple Tips for Stay Hydrated – KPH Media
In our region, we have a dry climate year-round, and hot sun can damage anyone, especially youngsters and people working up a sweat. When you exercise, you can lose 40 percent of your body’s water.
Here are a few simple ways to stay hydrated
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink: It is already a sign that you are dehydrated when you feel thirsty. Stay hydrated throughout the day and drink more fluids when the weather is hot, especially if you are active.
Ensure that you consume fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water: There are some fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water along with health-promoting nutrients. Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, and pineapples are fruits that are high in water content. Cucumbers, leafy greens, radishes, celery, zucchini, and tomatoes are all water-rich vegetables.
Add some flavor to your water: Add fresh fruit or a splash of fruit juice to plain water to make it taste more appealing. You can also consume clear broths, ice pops, or sports drinks (especially if you are exercising intensely). Don’t drink too much alcohol or caffeine.
Dress appropriately for the weather: Make sure your clothing is light, loose-fitting, and allows your skin to breathe. Dark colors absorb heat, so choose lighter shades. To stay cool in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply plenty of sunscreen to avoid sunburn, which can increase your skin temperature.
Stay inside when it’s too hot: If it’s very hot outside, stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment. In case your house does not have air conditioning, try a shopping center, a movie theater, or a public library. When the sun’s rays are strongest, avoid exposure between 10 am and 2 pm. Early in the morning or late in the evening is the best time for outdoor activities.
You should be aware of the signs of dehydration: Make sure your family members, especially young children and the elderly, drink enough water if they are ill. Fluids should be consumed if you are sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Dehydration should be treated as soon as you notice it.