During this hot summer, how many glasses of water are enough each day? Bastyr University has guidelines to help you recognize your need for hydration.

Here are the highlights.

  • There are 4 ways to tell if you are properly hydrated.
    • Urine: clear or a very light yellow color
    • Stool: easy to pass without straining
    • Skin: pull up the skin on the back of your hand and it should bounce back to its original position quickly.
    • Thirst: If you’re thirsty, drink water.

More information is available at Bastyr Center for Natural Health at (206) 834-4100.

8/7/11 22:00 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.