How Do You Survive The Heat And Humidity Of The South?
Going from a cool air-conditioned climate to a warm one can be hard on your body when you live or are visiting in the South. But with proper precautions, you can avoid becoming a victim of dehydration and heatstroke. Hydrate! Drink water throughout the day, especially if you’re exercising and outside all day. While small bottles of water are handy, the larger one-gallon jugs that can be purchased at most grocery stores will give you the most bang for your buck. After all, why spend $1.69 on a 16 ounce bottle of water when you can buy an entire gallon for under a dollar? Remember that when you sweat, your body is not only losing water, but nutrients and salts as well. So keep eating during the day and eat well-balanced meals. Vitamin water and sports drinks will also help you get some of those “extras” back. Take breaks from the sun often. Find some shade, maybe go inside for a bit…but remember to keep drinking water! Wear sun protection. Whether it’s a hat or sunscreen, protect yours