Hydration – Prepare Yourself

As the temperature begins to change for the northern hemisphere, it is important to begin increasing your daily water consumption. Follow these tips to develop good hydration habits to prepare yourself for the coming months. Choose water instead of caffeinated beverages. Reduce or eliminate your alcohol intake. Drink plenty of water, even if your are … Continue reading Hydration – Prepare Yourself

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