All day long, our bodies lose water. It’s especially true in summertime, when the temperature rises and our skin releases precious water almost as soon as we consume it.
You can lose up to a gallon of fluid per hour during rigorous exercise. And you can get dehydrated just being outside on a hot day, even if you’re not active.
Your mind is sharp, but by the time it tells you to drink up, your body is already in need of fluid saturation. Remember to drink liquids often, because if you wait for your body to give you the signal, you’ll be racing to fight off dehydration.
Signs of dehydration:
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Dry, chapped lips