How to stay hydrated with the incoming excessive heat

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The extreme heat that is forecast for this coming weekend could bring issues for people in the area. 18 storm team meteorologist Rob Lindenmuth gives us a few tips on how to stay hydrated, especially through the holiday weekend.  With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90’s this weekend people need to be taking precautions to stay safe.

There are certain drinks that you should stay away from to remain hydrated. According to the Chemung County Department of Aging, people should stay away from drinks like coffee and soda, which both contain caffeine. Instead you should be grabbing for good old fashioned water to quench your thirst, especially if you plan to be outside for any length of time in the heat.

There are also a few foods you should try and refrain from eating as those temperatures climb. According to The Director of The Chemung County Department of Aging and long-term Care, Kim Salisbury, it’s best to eat lighter meals such as salads or fruits.

“I would suggest lighter foods, and eating more frequently instead of a really heavy meal that is more difficult to digest,” Salisbury says, “so you know this time of year, people eat salads and jellos, and things like that that are a little bit lighter, just to use common sense, don’t turn on your oven, you don’t have to cook a large hot meal during this heat wave we’re going to have, and just use common sense.” 

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