Happy July,

Staying hydrated is crucial during the summer months when the heat and humidity can quickly dehydrate the body.  It is essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day, aiming for at least 8-10 glasses, and to also consume electrolyte-rich foods and drinks like coconut water, sports drinks, or fruits like bananas and watermelon.  Additionally, consider incorporating hydrating activities into your daily routine, such as taking a cold shower or bath, drinking herbal tea, or snacking on hydrating foods like cucumbers and celery.  By prioritizing hydration, you will be better equipped to beat the heat and stay energized and healthy throughout the summer season.

I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy 4th of July.

Jillian Kueter, RN, BSN.
Director of Nursing