6 Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated in the Summer Heat

We’ve reached that point in the summer when the heat and humidity are cranked up to a sweltering degree. According to weather.com, July is the warmest time of the year for much of the U.S.—just narrowly beating out the month that directly follows it: August.

As temperatures rise, drinking water takes on increased importance. In the long, scorching days of summer, heat exhaustion is a real and common problem (learn the warning signs of heat exhaustion here). The best way to prevent heat exhaustion is to stay hydrated.

Here are some tips and resources to keep your thirst quenched when the heat is on…

Tips to help you stay hydrated in the summer heat:

  • Drink a large glass of water when you wake up in the morning
  • Keep a bottle of water with you at all times throughout the day
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine and alcohol (which can lead to dehydration)
  • Drink a glass of water before and after you exercise
  • Consume water consistently throughout the day (even if you’re not thirsty)
  • Drink water with every meal

Articles on heat exhaustion and staying hydrated: