Beating The Heat, Stay Hydrated

How have you been beating the heat these days? Trips to the beach, kayaking on a lake or maybe just hanging out on a hammock or couch in air conditioning? Maybe you have really felt sluggish or just not yourself. Has the heat got you feeling grumpy? If you are sweating in this heatwave we are having, this week's self care tip can help. Hydration!

We can feel when we sweat but we cannot always feel how our sweat is evaporating from our skin. It's also humid out. Did you know humidity can also contribute to dehydration? Well it can. Having too much moisture in the air can interfere with the body's natural ability to cool down, causing dehydration.

"How much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? According to the Mayo Clinic, The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of flu