With temperatures forcast to be in the 90s this weekend, officials say it will be important to stay hydrated if working outside.
Sarah Wood is a nutrition and health specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Service.
Wood says dehydration makes your blood thicker, making it more difficult to flow through your body. That makes it tougher for your body to deliver oxygen and energy to your muscles.
Wood says adequate fluid intake is important, but not just any fluids.
Wood says water is always the best way to stay hydrated.
She says the best way is to drink water when thirsty, and monitor your urine’s color. It should be the color of lemonade or lighter.