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Those of us in good health may see life as a glass half full. But if we want to stay healthy, that glass should be empty.
Water makes up two-thirds of the human body, so we need to keep the liquid flowing. Good hydration is necessary to balance salts and sugars, to lubricate joints and – importantly – to flush out waste and toxins via the urinary system.
When temperatures rise, we can sweat wellness right out of our pores. Dehydration, if unaddressed, can contribute to bacterial growth, reduce metabolism, and compromise organ function in the urology system.
These 4 Conditions are Especially Vulnerable to Heat
These conditions can sometimes worsen with dehydration:
Ready to Fill that Glass Again?
Here are three bonus tips to staying hydrated in the summer:
This summer, keep filling that glass with water or other low-sugar, low-caffeine beverages. The rule of thumb in normal conditions is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily (that’s 75 ounces – or about nine glasses – for someone who weighs 150 pounds).
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