Know the Signs of Dehydration

Summertime is a great time to get outdoors and be active. As temperatures rise, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. Keep water with you at all times when you are outdoors, and drink it often. Watch for the early signs of dehydration: 

  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Flushed skin
  • Faster pulse and breathing
  • Dark colored urine
  • Decrease in energy
  • Increased body temperature

If you experience any of these symptoms, drink more water immediately and try to get to a cooler place. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, vomiting, heat exhaustion, shock, and if not treated can lead to death.