Tips to stay cool and hydrated this summer

Summer has not officially arrived yet, but it’s making its presence known.

With heat indexes soaring above triple digits in parts of the United States, it’s important to stay hydrated. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine share tips, recipes and healthy ways to help beat the summer heat.


Stay hydrated while enjoying outdoor activities

Dr. Irvin Sulapas, assistant professor of sports medicine at Baylor, shares tips to make sure you don’t become dehydrated while enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.

Recipe: Mango shake is simple, refreshing option to stay hydrated

With all of the work that goes into preparing summer meals and cookouts, it can be tough to remember to take a break for yourself. This mango shake recipe may be just the trick to help you cool off and relax.

Smart choices help you enjoy cool summer treats

It can be tempting to reach for ice-cold, sweet treats to help cool you off.  However, Kristi King, registered dietitian with Baylor, offers smart choices some DIY recipes to help stay cool with fewer calories.

Recipe: Healthy fruit smoothie perfect for hot summer days

Rather than grabbing a sugary drink or your favorite ice cream, check out this low-calorie fruit smoothie. At 121 calories per serving, this smoothie will quench your thirst without the extra sugar.

Additional Resources

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The truth behind sugar-filled beverages

Stay cool and refreshed with these healthy summer recipes

-By Nicole Blanton

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