Summer is almost here! Whether you’re working out or laying out, make sure to keep yourself properly hydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body is low on fluids and can’t properly function. The effects of dehydration range dramatically from simply feeling thirsty to being dangerous including blood clots or seizures. You may not even notice the signs of dehydration until it has become severe, so it’s critical to take steps to stay hydrated especially during the upcoming summer heat.
Here are a few signs that you’re dehydrated and what you can do to prevent dehydration.
Signs of Dehydration:
- Dry Mouth
- Less Urine or Dark Urine
- Muscle Cramps
- Feeling Tired or Sluggish
- Feeling Confused or Dizzy
- Drink plenty of fluids and drink before you feel thirsty
- Try to avoid the major heat of the day
- Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning
- Wear loose and breathable clothing
- Use a hat and sunglasses to provide additional sun protection
- Use a personal fan with mister to spray luke warm water on exposed skin
If you want to read more on dehydration and prevention, check out the links below:
Please seek medical attention when needed for dehydration.