How to stay hydrated while in the sun

HOUSTON – It's no secret that Houston summers are hot. As "feel like" temperatures start to get into the 100s, here are a few things you need to know about staying safe and hydrated in the heat.

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION?

Dizziness
Lightheadedness
Nausea

Dr. Shabana Walia, UT Health Emergency Room physician, said heat exhaustion is the most common illness that comes into the ER every summer.

Walia said it's best to prevent getting dehydrated. To do this, drink water before you go outside.

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED

The perfect amount to stay hydrated is half your body weight in ounces. That includes hydrating foods.

“About 20% of our daily intake of water actually comes from food,” Walia said.