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August 28, 2015 // By Paul Foster // Comments

Staying Hydrated in the Late Summer Heat

Wallet? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Phone and charger? Check.

When getting ready to head out for a full day in the sun, all those things can be important, but it’s also important to have a plan for water intake. A water bottle is a good start, but will it keep you hydrated all day? If you’re going to a music festival, will they let you in with a bottle? Do they have refilling stations or should you bring extra money for bottled water at the event?

When it comes to staying hydrated while out in the heat, Alexis Tingan, MD, a primary care sports medicine fellow, says a little common sense goes a long way.

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