Have Fun In The Sun This Summer But Make Sure You’re Hydrated

As we talked about on this blog a little over a month ago, summer is the time of year full of sunshine, fun, and memories being made. It’s also the time of year when it is very important to take care of your skin.

Equally important during the hottest time of the year is to make sure you are being adequately hydrated, as water is vital for us as human beings. Nearly 60% of our bodies are made up of water, and it is recommended by the Mayo Clinic that we drink around 3 or 4 liters per day.

Our bodies cannot function correctly without enough water, and it’s especially important to make sure you are drinking enough considering that water helps transport nutrients to every cell through the bloodstream, among other very important functions such as regulating body temperature.

When you’re having fun in the heat this summer, though, it’s very easy to forget to drink water regularly and not get enough fluid intake. This can lead to dehydration.

Signs of Dehydration To Look Out For

When your body isn’t getting enough of something that it needs, it’s going to tell (or show) you in certain ways. When it comes to lack of water, some early signs of mild dehydration include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme thirst
  • Infrequent urination and/or dark urine

When dehydration becomes extreme, though, even more severe problems can arise, including hypovolemic shock, kidney problems, seizures, heatstroke, and other potentially life-threatening conditions. As we said before, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough water into your body, especially since it’s so vital to the transporting of vitamins and nutrients to your cells. So while you’re having fun in the sun this summer, make sure you’re remembering to stay hydrated and stay safe.