Friday, June 28, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
The summer is officially here in Washington State. This weekend is suppose to get into the 90's. it's wonderful having the warm weather. We spend much more time outside enjoying the sunshine. After all, we spend 9 months waiting for sunshine to come out around here. As you go outside to garden, swim, bike or walk around the farmers market, be prepared. The warmth can really catch up with you. Long before you are ever thirsty you will be dehydrated. As you head out, make sure that you keep water with you. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids. But remember, soda and beer can have a dehydrating effect on you. The caffeine and alcohol can make your dehydration worse. Your body is made to keep the status quo. You sweat to help keep your body cool but that also is a way to lose water from your body. So remember, water. Second, when you spend time outside, use a hat and use sunscreen. Nothing can ruin a beautiful day and several days afterwards, like a sunburn. So enjoy these beautiful sunny days and take care of yourself while doing it.