With the heat of summer, we need to be extra cautious of dehydration. Most people will wait to drink water when they are thirsty vs drinking water to stay hydrated. It is important to set goals and reminders throughout the day to drink water. It is also important to remind seniors and children to keep drinking water throughout the day. The average adult needs about 64 ounces of water a day. Certain circumstances will increase the amount of water intake needed such as: working out, summer heat, certain medications, alcohol/soda/caffeine intake.
Signs of dehydration…
-Dark colored urine or lack of urine
-Dizzy, dazed or confused
-Dry skin (may stay folded when pinched)
-Low blood pressure