Weekend Forecast: Another hot and humid one. I’ve been getting questions about hydration during the summer, especially when it is above 28 C with humidity. The body is made up of 60 to 70 percent water. So you need to consume fluids on a regular basis to maintain good health. It is important to keep active and as the heat and humidity intensifies, so does our need to rehydrate, particulary during activity and sports.

Tips:

  • Keep water and cool beverages such as pure fruit juices on hand at all times (before, during and after activity);
  • Make sure you are hydrated going into the activities (non caffeinated beverages are preferred);
  • Have fresh fruit, such as peaches, bananas and/or orange slices before, during and after activity, along with the water;
  • Children and elderly can be more vulnerable for dehydration- make sure they consume enough fluids. Children will consume more, if they like the flavour of the beverage.

Keep moving, keep hydrated and enjoy the summer!