When you face dangerously hot conditions, water can be your best friend. Here’s how to stay healthy and hydrated in a heat wave and why people pass out.

Why Water Is Essential

Water not only quenches the thirst, but it’s also vital for your organs to function.

  • Lungs: 83% water
  • Muscles and kidneys: 79%
  • Brain and heart: 73%
  • Skin: 64%
  • Bones: 31%

How to Eat Your Fluids

See more on the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion vs life-threatening heat stroke. How to Stay Healthy and Hydrated.

Karen Owoc

I’m a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, KRON 4's weekly health expert, speaker, and author of my book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100".

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