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Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Summer is the best time of year for many reasons. Everyone is outside soaking up the sun, the days are filled with BBQs, vacations, and playing outdoor sports. While outside in the summer heat, it’s easy to become dehydrated and most people don’t even realize they’re getting dehydrated. Keep your body performing at it’s best this summer with these hydration tips:

Drink Water

This is the best way to stay hydrated throughout the day. You should drink more water than usual and if you are starting to feel thirsty, that’s your body telling you that it’s getting dehydrated. If you have trouble drinking water throughout the day, you can schedule “water breaks” for yourself to remind yourself to drink water.

Be Aware of how Much you Sweat

Sweat is how your body cools itself off and the more your body sweats, the more water your body needs to replenish.

Know How Much Water You Need

If you have a cold or the flu, diabetes, heart disease, or are elderly you require more water than others to be hydrated. If you have any concern with your hydration and your health be sure to talk to your doctor about how much water you should be drinking.

Signs of Dehydration

The best way to stay hydrated is to listen to your body and know the signs that you’re starting to get dehydrated so you can avoid them:

  • Not peeing or Amber-colored or dark urine
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Frequent headaches or dizziness
  • Very dry skin
  • Confusion or irritability
  • Dry mouth, lips, and eyes

As the weather warms up in Boston make sure you stay hydrated with these tips. If you need a boost in hydration or a quick fix, come see IV League! We offer IV hydration which will intravenously deliver fluids directly into your bloodstream. We tailor our fluids specifically to you.  For more information on our services, you can contact us online or call us at 1 (800) 905-4252.

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