As strange as it may sound, there is a “season” for #KidneyStones. Doctors have found a spike in the number of patients reporting kidney stones during the summer months. Due to warmer weather, the body sweats more, leading to dehydration. When partaking in physical activities, it is important to replenish your body with the water it has lost. If you do not urinate every few hours, or if your urine is more yellow than it is clear, you are not drinking enough to stay properly hydrated.
Tips For Staying Hydrated:
- Keep a bottle of water with you during the day.
- If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your water.
- Drink water before, during, and after a workout.
- If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and when you go to bed. Or, drink a small glass of water at the beginning of each hour.
- Drink water when you go to a restaurant. It will keep you hydrated, and it’s much healthier than drinking sugary soft drinks such as soda or juice.