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FROM: HEART RE: Healthy Monday TIP!
6/16/2014 10:44:31 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff

Healthy Monday
Staying Hydrated in the Summer


When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun.


-Plan ahead. Be sure to bring water with you wherever you go. Whether it be a trip, school, work, or just about anywhere make sure you always have water with you.

-Mix it up. Although water is the most hydrating beverage, it can get boring. Mix it up with fruit smoothies and juices which are hydrating and delicious.

-Don't live on water alone. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to drink 64oz. of water per day to stay hydrated. While water is a great choice, all beverages help to hydrate you (even coffee!). Plus, you can meet up to 20% of your daily fluid needs by consuming fluid-rich foods such as fruits and veggies, which are 80-90% water!

-Remember electrolytes. Gatorade and sports drinks offer a quick electrolyte fix and help hydrate your body.

-Remind yourself to drink water. We sometimes forget to keep ourselves hydrated. So set reminders in your calendar, or alarms throughout the day to remind you to drink a glass of water.

-Drink extra water while exercising. Whether you are exercising or playing sports indoors or out in the sun, make sure you are consistently consuming water. While you are exercising, you are losing water, so be sure to hydrate your body to avoid dehydration.

-Drink a glass before each meal. If it's just not convenient for you to drink water throughout the day (maybe your job doesn't involve sitting at a desk), try setting a goal to drink at least one cup of water before each meal.


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