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How to Prevent Dehydration this Summer
With warmer temperatures here to stay for the next few months, it’s imperative to adjust your approach to your health. For example, dehydration can set in quickly in hot weather, so following prevention tips is necessary.
Here are four things to keep in mind:
· Take breaks: It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, if you need a break it’s time to take one. Move to a cool place, get a drink, and give your body time to recover.
· Drink enough water: Not only should you hydrate during activity, but do so before and after as well.
· Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and soft drinks: All of these may taste good while you’re consuming them, but they increase the likelihood of dehydration.
· Watch what you eat: For example, vegetables and fruits are high in water content, thus providing you with additional hydration.
It sounds easy enough to prevent dehydration, but it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Even if you follow these prevention tips, you could still face trouble at some point. If you have reason to believe you’re dehydrated, don’t push yourself any further. It’s time to rest!
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.
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