Monday, June 9, 2008


Wow, it sure is hot again today. Staying well-hydrated during a heat wave is essential. In order for our bodies to function properly, most doctors advise that we drink between 8 to 12 glasses of water per day. However, on days like this you may need to increase your water intake depending your activity level and the humidity level. Young children and the elderly are especially prone to heat exhaustion and dehydration so make some time today to check on loved ones and neighbors. Although these recommendations may seem tired and overstated, drinking plenty of water is crucial, especially on days like these.

If you don't like the taste of plain water, try adding some lemon, lime or orange slices to your water (Watch out for the seeds!). Or add a splash of fruit juice to give your H2O some pizazz. Crushed blueberries, fresh ginger, lemongrass, and mint leaves are also great ways to make water more palatable. Or drop some cucumber slices into your water bottle for an extra dose of refreshment.

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