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Combine the warmer temperatures (that make you sweat more) with a tendency to indulge in summer BBQ beers or margaritas on the beach (that dehydrate), and your body probably needs a little extra water this summer, says Dr. Florence Comite, an endocrinologist who specializes in wellness-based healthcare and preventive medicine in New York City. How do you know if you're getting enough H2O? “The 70/70 rule of thumb is a good one to follow: When the air temperature goes above 70 degrees or humidity is greater than 70 percent, you should be drinking more water than normal,” Dr. Comite says.
Aim to drink about half your weight in fluid ounces of water each day, a little more if you're exercising outdoors. The best indicator of hydration is the color of your urine, not thirst, Dr. Comite says. So if you notice it’s darker, you're probably in need of more fluids.
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