It is easy to become overheated and dehydrated in hot weather, so drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and avoid this. Water is best.
Adult women need about 8 cups (around 2L) and adult men need about 10 cups (around 2.5L) of fluid a day. How much you need will depend upon how much exercise you are doing, your weight, if you are taking certain medications and if you are breast feeding.
During hot weather and extreme heat, you may need to drink much more water to prevent the body becoming dehydrated.
Have a refillable bottle of water handy in your bag, backpack, at work and in the car and remember to avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially during hot weather and extreme heat.
The colour of your urine can tell you if you are drinking enough water, or if you are dehydrated. Follow this chart to see if you are staying hydrated.
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