The Importance of Hydration

Drinking fluids serves a range of purposes in our bodies: removing waste through urine; controlling body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Without water, the body begins to shut down. Symptoms of severe dehydration include altered behavior: severe anxiety, confusion, or not being able to stake awake; faintness that is … Continue reading The Importance of Hydration

Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness

According to WebMD, prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged heat, blood rushes to the surface of your skin. As a result, less blood reaches your brain, muscles, and other organs. This … Continue reading Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness