Heat Wave Hydration

Heat Wave Hydration

It’s been a scorching summer out here in Edmonton and the surrounding area. It seems like there are way more of the 25 + degree days this summer. We are outside enjoying the weather a ton, but we need to stay hydrated to stay safe. Just wearing a hat and sunscreen is not enough, you need to keep your body stored. And it’s not as hard as you think it is.

If you’re drinking when you’re thirsty, it’s already too late! When you start to crave water, that means you’ve started on your path to dehydration.

Our bodies are made up of 55-75% water, and it acts as a cooling system for our body. Think of it as the AC unit for your body, helping control your temperature through your sweat. When we turn on any AC unit when we are hot, we instantly feel gratification. Think of that happening inside your body. The most important thing you deal with every, single, day.

It’s starting to become a tricky thing to realize how much water we need in a day. There’s so much confusing information out there, so you need to try and make it as simple as you can. Try to start out with the standard 8 glasses of water a day. Those are 8, 8 ounce glasses. What the heck is an 8 ounce glass?!? That’s definitely confusing. But you can try to stick with your standard drinking glass, to help you get started.

Don’t let yourself get to the point of having the shakes, feeling light headed or dizzy. Drink up, drink lots during this wave.