In the heat of the summer, whether you are running a marathon or walking around the block, you need to drink up!
Drinking enough water in the summer is something most people overlook. For non-exercisers, you need to drink about eight 8-ounce glasses of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluid per day. If you exercise, you need to drink more fluids yet. Always take time to stop to get a drink before you get thirsty. If you wait until you are thirsty, you are starting to get dehydrated. Dehydration increases the risk of heat-related illnesses.