In case you haven't noticed, summer has arrived. There is no more time to think about it, to contemplate heat so thick it makes it difficult to move.
Sure, we have seven outstanding months of the year for which we should be thankful. Still, those cool months seem a distant memory right when temperatures are topping 115 degrees.
Yes, the heat has arrived and we have to do deal with it, but we can't just simply sit back and feel sorry for ourselves. We must protect ourselves, because the heat we experience can be deadly if we do not take the proper precautions.
Dehydration is serious concern, as are other illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke that can overcome us in the summer. To be safe, especially for those who must work outside or who are going to be outdoors for extended periods, you must prehydrate yourselves. That means drinking plenty of water to prepare the body for being outdoors in the heat. When outdoors you must continue to drink water or even electrolyte drinks that replenish the body's fluids.