May 1998 Issue

Dodging Dehydration: Are You Getting Enough Fluids?

As we head into warmer weather, it's good to have water on your mind. Taking in enough fluids is vital for health, even under ideal weather conditions. But in hot, humid weather, dehydration can creep up on you. Signs of mild dehydration include fatigue, headaches, dizziness and weakness. Why Are Fluids So Important? Unlike some nutrients, your body can't store up extra water for times of need. Yet water is used in nearly

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