Temperatures rising quickly in Arizona! A good time to talk about hydration. Not only do plants and animals need more water, we humans do too. A good way to remember to drink water on a regular basis is to have a water bottle with you whenever you go out. I prefer to use an insulated, reusable one. It will keep my water nice and cold and it's eco friendly. Children and senior citizens are more susceptible to dehydration.
"Babies and young children are more prone to suffer from dehydration than older children. It is due to the fact that young children lose fluid more quickly than others. Some of the common reasons for dehydration among children are low fluid intake, increased sweating, frequent urination, vomiting, diarrhea or a combination of these conditions."
"As the body ages, the amount of water in it decreases, and this is one of the main reasons elderly adults are at a higher risk for dehydration. Whereas younger people can afford to lose more water, adults over 60 can lose the same amount and develop dehydration faster."
Here are a few tips to stay hydrated:
This is a good start to keep you hydrated during the Arizona summer. Should you find yourself dehydrated and you don't feel better after rehydrating, seek medical assistance.
If you would like to learn more about how much water is enough or too much, click on below link.
Water: How much should you drink every day? - Mayo Clinic