I don’t know how many bloggers write a post about drinking water during the summer, but I thought I would take the chance to write one. These past few weeks have been hard on me due to a virus and other medical issues (Including a health problem I never talk about online) but what has been helping me get through them was drinking lots of water.
Drinking water will not help every single medical issue, but during the summer months it is extremely important to keep drinking water. Dehydration is no fun and can creep up on you if you’re not careful! So please make sure to drink plenty of water! According to an article on the Mayo Clinic’s website about the subject, eight glasses a day is a good goal to make for yourself or you can take listen to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine who, according to the article, “determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is… about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men (and) about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women”. Also make sure to eat foods with water in them. That way you will not only get the nutrients from eating the food, but also water.
As I write this post, I’m feeling much better. I was starting to suffer from dehydration due to the fever I had from the virus. That, coupled with the fact I live in an arid climate that had a heat wave when I was sick, made it extra necessary to drink more water.
So, if you are going anywhere this week and want to maintain your health, please make sure to drink plenty of water. Also, if you are going anywhere hot, make sure the water is cold and please don’t go out when the temperature is at its hottest!