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12:00 AM, June 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:11 AM, June 02, 2019

Staying hydrated in summer

With some simple precautions and sensible eating habits, we can manage to not let the heat get to us! This summer, get ahead on hydration with these smart tips.

• Drink enough water to prevent thirst.

• Monitor the colour of urine. It should be pale yellow. Dark yellow, smelly or cloudy urine is one of the signs of dehydration.

• For low moderation exercise, it is ideal to drink a little water before, during and after exercise.

• If you are exercising in extreme heat conditions, supplement water with sports drinks which contain electrolytes.

• Try wearing light coloured clothes in the summer months. Light colour reflects heat.

• Eat at least 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetable in a day. Fruits and vegetables contain a water component and potassium that is vital to the body.

• While outdoors protect yourself with sunglasses, sunscreen or wear a hat to prevent direct heat.

• Include a bottle of water in your work bag so that you have access to drinking water anytime, anyplace.

• If you are feeling tired, experiencing dizziness or have a headache in summer, try drinking water as the first step.

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