Getting dehydrated is easy to do
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:59:03 GMT —
It doesn't take much to break a sweat these days with temps in the mid 90s and heat indices into the triple digits. (Click here for the 5 day forcast.)
That's why it's important to stay hydrated.
Dehydration happens when your body loses more water than it takes in.
One of the best things you can do to prevent dehydration is to drink lots and lots of water.
"They recommend six to eight glasses a day of water. If you're working outside, it's even more important to keep as many fluids in as possible," Glenn Fisher with the American Red Cross said.
Just be careful what fluids you put in.
Drinks should be low in calories and sugar.
Alcohol should be avoided all together.
In short, water is your best option.