Warm weather's still here

According to ARAcontent, warmer weather can make it difficult to stay cool and hydrated. Whether you are playing sports, walking, biking, gardening or enjoying water activities, it's important to drink water throughout the day, especially if you sweat.

While it's hard to stay hydrated during the warmer months, Thermos is coming to the rescue in an effort to "bring back the water fountain" with its new OasisPlaces iPhone application.

OasisPlaces is a free user-generated iPhone app that helps you find public water fountains, share experiences with others and keep your reusable Thermos bottle full of refreshing (and free) water. Registered users will be able to add new fountains, images, comments and ratings on the following criteria: coldness, cleanliness, location and flavor. Many people have made a commitment to avoid disposable bottled water, but it can be challenging to keep a reusable bottle full of fresh water while away from home or work. OasisPlaces is the perfect app for families, outdoor athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle who is avoiding using disposable bottles.

To celebrate the launch of the OasisPlaces app, Thermos is sponsoring random giveaways of free insulated hydration bottles to registered app users in August and September. OasisPlaces is available now for free download on iTunes. For more information, visit www.thermos.com.

Additional tips for staying hydrated and keeping cool include:

• Drink cold water every hour during hot weather and drink enough to replace sweat loss.

• Offer infants and children cold water every time you drink water.

• Older adults with memory loss may not remember to drink water so caregivers should offer water every hour in hot, humid weather.

• Camp coaches should remind kids at camp to drink water even in mild temperatures.

• Carry your reusable hydration bottle with you to keep you drinking throughout the day.

The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620. Information is also periodically provided by the Behavioral Health Services North Caregiver Resource Center. They may be reached at 565-4543 or 565-4625.

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