Did you know that around ¾ of the human body is water? Every day, our bodies lose water naturally through the urine, intestines, skin, and lungs. If sensible losses such as diarrhea, urination, vomiting and sweating consistently exceed fluid intake dehydration may occur.
During summer, we must stay well hydrated as we must to counteract warmer temperatures and higher humidity. You do not have to run a Marathon to become dehydrated. Dehydration can occur in any physical activity scenario, you may not even sweat. You can become dehydrated while swimming at the beach or at a pool.
Mild dehydration can be treated by drinking water, but if you experience more severe symptoms such as feeling fatigued, dizzy, delirium, lack of sweat or tears and it is hard for you to breath you should seek medical attention
Tip from a Registered Dietitian:
Appropriate hydration is essential for our health. During summer try to keep yourself hydrated. Do not wait until you are thirsty. Pick and choose your fluids wisely. Water will be your best and easy solution. Avoid high sugar content beverages. If you do not like plain water, it is ok! keeping fruit chunks ready to eat in your refrigerator will facilitate your life. Add fruit chunks to the water jar for flavoring. Use seasonal fruits as they will be at their peak flavor and affordability.