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Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration:  Defeat the Heat


July 27, 2022

This is the 4th blog in this series. Keeping cool is part of good health. We have seen dangerous rising temperatures here and in other countries, triggering conditions and outcomes we have not seen before. It is very important to consider ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Broward County, Care For Pets, Defeat The Heat, Dehydration, Eating For Good Health, Extreme Heat Is A Threat To Our Wellbeing, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Hydrate, Hydration, Keep Cool In Heat, Pet Paws On Pavement, Prevent Dehydration, Prevent Heat Related Illness, Risk To Our Health, Service Air Conditioner, Suggestions To Defeat The Heat, Take A Source Of Water With You, Tips To Defeat The Heat, UF/IFAS Solutions

Star Fruit-A Source of Vitamin C


January 21, 2020

Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It tastes great in a salad and makes a beautiful garnish ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: Carambola, Dehydration, Diabetes, Kidney Injury, South Florida Tropicals, Star Fruit, Star Fruit Consumption, Star Fruit Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe, Vitamin C

Feeling Dehydrated?


February 5, 2018

The proper amount of consumption of water is a concern for many of us since we tend to ignore signs of dehydration such as dry mouth, headache, fatigue, dizziness and decreased urination. Taking certain medications, not feeling thirsty, or having ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Dehydration

Sports Drinks….who needs them?

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August 13, 2014

Who needs to drink sports drinks? Who are they intended for? Have we been influenced by the media to think we need them when they really aren’t necessary? Staying well hydrated during exercise allows each of us to perform at our best. Water ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Dehydration, Educational, Families & Consumers, Family Youth & Community Sciences, H2O, Hydration, Sports Drinks, Wakulla County Extension, Water

Are you at Risk for Dehydration?

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August 11, 2014

Older adults are often at an increased risk for dehydration for many reasons such as taking certain medications, not feeling the urge to drink as often, or having a physical condition that makes it difficult to drink. Quiz yourself and your ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Dehydration, Drinking Water, Educational, Environment, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Health, Healthy, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla Extension, Water

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