It's another triple digit day, and chances are you could become dehydrated. However, for some water is a hard sell. "They don't worry about drinking water. All they want to do is just play. It's really hard to keep up with this heat," said mother of three Brenda O'Campo.
Tulsa's Channel 8 found some kids who didn't seem to mind drinking water. Incredibly enough, we found one after the other from University School's Camp Incredible guzzling down the summer essential. "Keeps us hydrated," explained 8 year old Miller Van Hanken. He says he doesn't mind water, neither does 9 year old Hea Pushpraj. "I like the taste of cold water better," she told Tulsa's Channel 8.
The more water the kids drink the better off they are, and their teachers say they make sure of they have enough of it. "It's very important to keep the kids healthy, make sure they have water so that they can play and do what they want outside, because we're outside all day long," explained Elizabeth Wharton. There's also plenty of Gatorade too.
Both can make all the difference. Dehydration can be deadly. The first sign of trouble is thirst. You'll urinate less too. It's your body's way of stopping water loss. You may also stop sweating and experience muscle cramps, vomiting and heart palpitations.
The kids at University School know better, and so does Gracie Lout's grandpa. "We're staying hydrated enough, and stayed in the shade enough, and made the time here short enough," he told Tulsa's Channel 8. Gracie gets it too. For the thirsty who aren't thrilled with water she says it's not that bad. "there really isn't a taste once you drink it," she explained.
Tulsa's Channel 8 practices what we preach too. Everyday our crews arm themselves with plenty of cold water and Gatorade.
Campgrounds along the Illinois River, like Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, pack out around this time, every year for Memorial Day weekend, but this year may be different.More >>
Campgrounds along the Illinois River, like Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, pack out around this time, every year for Memorial Day weekend, but this year may be different.