Increase your water intake for added sun safety during the hot summer months.

Everyone has heard this advice: "drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." Truth is, there are no real rules on how much you should drink, but it's easy to remember that water helps your body maintain its optimal temperature. Although people in good health generally meet their needs by drinking water only when they feel thirsty and with meals, it's important to drink more than your usual amount in hot weather. If you remain outside for most of the day or even if you are outside briefly during the hottest part of the day, you will need to make an extra effort to drink more water.

Three easy ways to increase the H2O flow:

  • Carry a water bottle with you while running errands or doing activities.
  • Choose water instead of other beverages whenever eating and do this especially when eating out. Not only will you be making the healthiest choice, you will also save money.
  • Add drama to your water with a wedge of lime, lemon, or a sprig of fresh mint. The enhanced taste just might inspire you to have an extra glass or two.