Health Tip: Drink Lots of Fluids This Summer

Suggestions for what to drink, and when

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(HealthDay News) -- Drinking fluids regularly when the weather is hot can help prevent dehydration.

The American Heart Association offers these suggestions for dealing with the heat:

  • If you are exercising outdoors or have a chronic health condition, you should drink extra fluids.
  • If you tend to sweat heavily, drink extra fluids.
  • Don't wait to drink until you feel thirsty, which may mean you're already dehydrated.
  • Pale urine indicates that you are well hydrated, while darker urine suggests you need more fluids.

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