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6.18.2010

Weekend Sip Tip

6.18.2010
An ice cold beverage can be the perfect thing to refresh you during a hot summer day. While water, juice, and other non-alcohol beverages work to replenish and rehydrate, an alcoholic beverage won't have quite the same effect. Alcohol affects your body's ability to regulate temperature and also acts as a diuretic (increases the rate of urination, thus increasing dehydration). This combination can make for a dangerous situation if you choose to sip in the sun. The sun and heat can already deplete your body, so failure to replace lost fluids properly could lead to negative consequences like overheating or heat stroke. If you choose to drink in the heat, alternate one or two non-alcoholic beverages for every alcoholic beverage you drink. Remember, just because it's cold or frozen does not mean it will keep you hydrated and healthy. Keep it cool and Stop@Buzzed!

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