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August Fitness Tips

Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011.  Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire�s airmen to remain �fit to fight� and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. 
(SCANG photo by TSgt Caycee Cook)

Michelle Walker, the Recreational Specialist at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., poses for her photo in the base gym on November 2, 2011. Michelle was hired to work at the base gym to train, educate and encourage McEntire's Airmen to remain fit to fight and excel in the new Air Force fitness standards. (SCANG photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Cook)

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. --

Simple Tips for Staying Hydrated:

- Get half your body weight in ounces of water daily

- Make certain to keep water with you at ALL times

- Watermelon, cucumbers, and oranges are great water rich foods

- Set an alarm if you need to be reminded to drink your water

- Monitor your caffeine as it will dehydrate  

- Don’t overexert in the heat, making sure to take breaks in the shade. Try to work out in the early mornings and later in the evenings when possible.

- Remember: If you aren’t the biggest water fan, try adding frozen lemon, limes, or orange slice to your water, this will keep your water cooler and give you a little flavor as well as some added vitamins.   

Stay cool and be safe!!