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How to Enjoy Summer Fun Without Getting a DUI

How to Enjoy Summer Fun Without Getting a DUI

Enjoy Nevada’s Outdoor Adventures Even More by Staying Hydrated

Pandemic restrictions have been lifted across the State just as summer is getting into full swing. Many tourists will be enjoying the local casinos, but many of the locals will be enjoying the outdoors. Off-roading, hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding are just a few of the outdoor activities the people of Reno, Sparks, and the surrounding area enjoy. Summer temperatures are hot, so staying hydrated is essential to enjoying these kinds of activities.

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated in the Nevada Heat

1. Drink Lots of Water

There is no specific formula for how much water a person should drink. Factors like medications and diseases can limit the amount of water a person needs.  As a rule of thumb, doctors recommend that women should drink approximately 2.7 liters of water each day while men should average 3.7 liters of water. You can also take your total body weight, divide it by two, and that is how many ounces of water a person should consume daily. It should be more if you are exercising or enjoying the outdoors.

2. Eat High Water Content Foods

Fruits and veggies like watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber can help people get more fluids. Oats mixed with water or milk are another good source of water content-rich foods.

3. Replenish While Sweating

All Nevada outdoor activities will get people sweating, especially during the summer months. Average sweat rates can vary from 0.5 liters an hour to more than 2.5 liters an hour. SportmedBC recommends drinking 450-650 ml of water or sports drink 1 to 3 hours before exercise. Drink 200-350 ml every 15-20 minutes during the exercise. Drink 500-1000ml within 1 hour, post-exercise.

4. Cool Down

Staying hydrated is also about regulating body temperature. Wearing light clothes, hats, and sunglasses all work towards keeping people cooler in the summer. Try to schedule your outdoor activities in the early morning or late evening and be sure to take lots of breaks for water.

5. Know the Signs of Dehydration

The following are all signs of dehydration:

  • Dry, irritated, inflamed, itchy, or sensitive skin
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fainting
  • Not urinating (or having very dark yellow urine)

If any of these symptoms are identified, stop and drink some water. Misting the face and body with water will also help cool someone down.

Drinking Alcohol, Smoking Marijuana, and Staying Hydrated

For many people drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana is an enjoyable accompaniment for a lot of outdoor activities. For them, staying hydrated is essential, even more so than those who don’t drink alcohol or smoke marijuana.  Both intoxicants can have adverse effects if a person doesn’t drink enough water. Couple this with the Nevada heat and many people can be at risk for heatstroke, potentially resulting in unconsciousness, shock or organ failure.

The combined effect of drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana and the outdoor heat can also leave people feeling sluggish and delay their reaction time. This is not the time to get behind the wheel of a car or truck. Taking the time to sober up either by sleeping, eating, or hydrating is ideal before driving home.

Jesse Kalter is Available if the Summer Fun has Ended Due to a Run in With the Law

No one plans for a good time in the summer sun to end with a run-in with the law. However, if someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and they’ve had too much to drink or smoked marijuana, then a DUI is a very real possibility. The penalties of a DUI conviction can stay with someone long after they’ve paid their fine or served their time. It can keep them from getting a job or renting a home. Jesse Kalter has defended against thousands of DUI charges. Their experience in DUI law has gotten countless charges reduced and had other cases completely dismissed. They are available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

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