It's the one thing on everybody's mind right now. I hope "summer people" are soaking up this brutally hot weather. It's too hot and dry for this Texan's taste. During the scorching summer months, staying hydrated becomes a big deal for all of us, young and old alike.

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Harvard Health Publishing recently released several benefits of drinking water. Is water truly the best thirst quencher? I always hear it's great for the body, but how exactly? I found out more than I bargained for. Look at all the ways drinking water benefits the body.


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Regulates Body Temperature

Drinking water cools our bodies down by enabling us to sweat. Sweating cools our skin, preventing us from overheating in the blistering Texas sun.

Prevents Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when we lose more fluids than we take in. This can make you tired, dizzy, and nauseous. Enough water intake prevents dehydration and keeps us feeling refreshed and ready to go.

Boosts Energy Levels

Staying hydrated boosts energy levels and cuts down on fatigue. This way you can stay active and enjoy summer activities.

Supports Kidney Function

Water helps our kidneys filter waste and toxins from our blood. Protect those kidneys. They're important.

Enhances Skin Health

Getting enough hydration keeps our skin moisturized and glowing, protecting it from dryness.

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Supports Digestive Health

Drinking water helps with digestion and prevents constipation. A healthy digestive system makes for a happy person.

Reduces Heat-Related Illnesses

Water intake reduces the risk of heat-related illnesses like heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Water helps keep the body cool.

Improves Exercise Performance

If you're into sports and outdoor activities, drinking water can boost exercise performance by preventing muscle cramps and fatigue.

Mental Clarity and Focus

Staying hydrated supports cognitive function, improving mental clarity, focus, and concentration. That's always a good thing.

Reduces Calorie Intake

I've been known to do this myself. Sometimes, our bodies confuse thirst with hunger. Drinking water before meals can help us eat less, aiding in weight management.

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This Texas heat can get you in trouble quickly if you're not prepared. Drinking enough water during the summer months is essential for well-being. It helps regulate body temperature, prevents dehydration, boosts energy levels, and supports various bodily functions.

The recent temperatures are getting downright ridiculous, especially inside vehicles. Look below for items you should never leave in your vehicle during this extreme heat.

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