With summer here now, it’s real important to make sure you stay properly hydrated. Since heat related illnesses often follow dehydration, staying hydrated is key. But how do you know when you are dehydrated? One simple method is to check the color of your urine. I know it sounds kind of gross, but it’s a simple and quick way to get a gauge on things.
If it’s a brownish tint or a dark dull yellow, you are dehydrated and need to consume water immediately. Clear to very light bright yellow is ok, and you are doing just fine.
In general, men should consume about 3 liters of fluid and women about 2.2 liters of fluid each day. These are minimum standards, so adjust accordingly depending on your level of physical activity and exposure to heat and sun and humidity.
I’m counting on all of you to be diligent this summer with your hydration…don’t “piss” me off!
Lifestyle Fitness Coach