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Effectively Preventing Dehydration

Effectively Preventing Dehydration

Preventing Dehydration During the Summer Months

With our bodies being made up of 60% water, staying hydrated directly impacts our physical health, especially during the summer months. When you don’t get enough water, your body can become dehydrated. While in most instances, this may result in a minor headache and fatigue, in severe cases it can result in heat-related illnesses, seizures, and urinary health issues.

Read on to learn more about how you can stay properly hydrated.

Benefits of Staying Hydrated

While having a cold glass of water on a hot day can prove to be refreshing, staying adequately hydrated plays an important role in supporting various areas of your physical health.

Some health benefits of staying properly hydrated include:

  • Regulating your blood pressure
  • Carrying nutrients to your cells
  • Preventing constipation
  • Regulating your body temperature
  • Electrolyte regulation

Foods With High Water Content

Though there is no specified amount of water that everyone should have each day, it is a common recommendation that you try to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.

While that may seem doable for some, others may struggle to work that much water into their daily routine. Fortunately, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables that have a high water content that helps you stay hydrated too:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Celery
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • C cauliflower
  • Bell peppers
  • Carrots

If you’re licking from a health condition or have any specific concerns about how much water is right for you and your body, speak with your primary care doctor.

Primary and Specialty Care in Henry County

At Henry County Hospital, we have been providing compassionate healthcare since 1919. When it comes to primary and specialty care, each patient can expect individualized care that meets their needs. From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness.