As the days get longer and colder, you’re more than likely spending more time indoors and less time outside in the cold.

Being out in the sun all summer long can make you thirsty, but it’s easy to overlook the importance of staying hydrated all year.

Staying hydrated is essential to overall health while maintaining functions in your body such as your heart, brain, and muscles.

Some symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tired or sleepy
  • Low or decreased urine output
  • Urine is more yellowish than normal
  • Dry skin

Here are a few ways of staying hydrated this winter season (your dry skin will thank you).

Drink More Water: First things first, stay hydrated!  Invest in a reusable water bottle and fill up to not only save yourself from being dehydrated, but also save the environment.

Warm Up Your Commute: When the weather gets too cold to drink iced coffee or tea, opt for a hot beverage to kick off your morning hydrated and alert.

Eat Your Water: Summer is for cold beverages and summer fruits such as watermelon, but you can also increase your water intake with fruits and vegetables that have a high-water content.

Get a Humidifier: Adding moisture to dry air can help keep you hydrated while preventing a sore throat.


Treatment for Dehydration in Stamford CT

If you are experiencing concerning symptoms of dehydration, do not hesitate to visit AFC Urgent Care Stamford.  Our urgent care center is open seven days a week with convenient night and weekend hours to accommodate for any busy schedule.

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 203-969-2000.