Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to Beat the Heat and Minimize Dehydration

It seems to be silly to be blogging about heat considering it is about 65 degrees outside right now, but damn it was hot last week!!!

As my regular followers know I use Google as my main reference point for research, self diagnosis and random entertainment. I know this method of research is very scientific and the best way to figure out how to cure afflictions (wink, wink) and so I trudge on with my random searches for skin rashes, warts, plantar fascia and the list goes on...

The past two weeks I have been worried about dehydration because of illness and the sizzling heat. I spent most of my days trapped in my house two weeks ago and then quickly realized it had turned into summer outside. Not only did I need to figure out how to keep hydrated with the flu (I'm finally admitting that is what I had) but also with 90 degree heat and 90% humidity. I of course went to my trusty source to figure out how to ensure I stay healthy. You want to know what I learned??? Use common sense... Yep that's right, drink water and sports beverages when working out and prior to a work out. Just a plug, my favorite sports beverage is G2; low calories and still delicious!

The two things of note that I thought I should pass on are: First, if you are thirsty, it is too late. You are already dehydrated. Second, if your urine is darker than pale yellow you might be dehydrated.

Hydrating is about staying ahead of the curve. Never get thirsty!!!

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