Beat the Heat -- Stay Hydrated in Hot Weather!

Summers in Maryland can be very hot!  As the weather heats up, it is time to head outdoors for family fun.  High temperatures and physical activity outdoors increases our need for water.  It is important to make sure your family stays hydrated.  One of the best ways to stay hydrated is to drink water throughout the day.
Don't forget to keep drinking water handy when your family is:
  • Playing sports
  • Swimming
  • Working in the yard
  • Playing at the park
While water is an excellent way to quench your thirst, fruits and veggies are great sources of water too!  Include these water-rich foods in your meals and snacks.  Here are some refreshing fruit and veggie choices for meals and snacks:
  • Citrus fruits like grapefruit and oranges.
  • Salads made with lots of cool and crisp lettuce!
  • Watermelon slices or watermelon smoothies.
Enjoy time outside with your family this summer.  Just remember to be safe and stay hydrated!  What is your favorite way to stay hydrated when it's hot?

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