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Heat & Hydration


As temperatures rise during the summer months, staying hydrated becomes more important than ever. Whether you're lounging by the pool, hiking in the mountains, or simply going about your daily routine, proper hydration is crucial for maintaining your health and well-being. Here's why staying hydrated is essential and some tips to help you keep your water intake on track during the hot summer days.


Why Hydration Matters

Regulates Body Temperature 

  • Water helps regulate body temperature through sweating. Without replenishing lost fluids, dehydration can occur, leading to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Supports Vital Bodily Functions 

  • Water is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption, circulation, and toxin elimination. It also keeps your skin healthy.


Boosts Energy Levels 

  • Dehydration causes fatigue and decreased cognitive function. Staying hydrated maintains energy levels and keeps you alert and focused.


Recognizing Dehydration

 Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Thirst

  • Dry mouth

  • Dark yellow urine

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to increase your water intake immediately.


Tips for Staying Hydrated

Carry a Water Bottle 

  • Keep a reusable water bottle with you to sip water throughout the day.

Set Reminders 

  • Use your phone or an app to remind you to drink water regularly.

Eat Hydrating 

  • Foods Add water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and strawberries to your diet.

Drink Before You’re Thirsty 

  • Drink water regularly, not just when you feel thirsty.

Limit Caffeine and Alcohol 

  • Reduce intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, and drink extra water if you consume them.


By making a conscious effort to drink enough water and recognizing the signs of dehydration, you can enjoy the summer while keeping your body cool, energized, and healthy.


If you would like to learn more about hydration, be sure to join us for our Hydrate to Thrive workshop on July 10, 2024. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up!


If you have any questions about this information or about myFitness, please contact us at info@my-fitness.ca.

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