Every summer, thousands of service members are treated for heat-related illness, such as dehydration, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion. Although mild dehydration may not normally cause issues, it will affect your work. Losing just four percent of your body weigh due to dehydration can decrease physical performance by 50 percent (which can happen in less than two hours when exercising/working in the heat!).
Whether you’re out in the field or enjoying a day at home, follow these tips from the CDC to ensure you stay hydrated and prevent heat-related illness:
If you start feeling any of the following, you may be dehydrated. If you notice any of these, start drinking water as your first line of defense.
For more tips on beating the heat as you work, contact your local Fitness Center.
Pedialyte® is a proud sponsor of the 2017 High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Championship to be held at MCB Camp Pendleton from 28-31 August. Pedialyte will support the nutrition needs of Marines competing in Championships and will provide free samples to event attendees.
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