We all hear, “You need more water.” “Water is important for your health.” “Headache- Drink more water.” However, many of us still do not have enough.
I have personally met people who claim that they do not drink water. This made me totally confused but I avoided it. That being said, water is essential for survival. All of our water needs change, but for the most part, we need at least 64 ounces a day to stay hydrated and healthy.
If you believe you are not good enough and do not see any of the following signs, it may be time to finally stop adding more water to your day and restoring your health and well-being.
1. Your skin is dry.
Since our skin is our largest organ, it is not surprising that it needs to be hydrated. The first sign of dehydration is the dry season. And if your skin is not completely hydrated, it will be difficult to keep your body clean and disinfected. On the other hand, you may end up with an infection, rash, or rash.
2. You have dry eyes.
Dehydration can cause dry eyes and bleed. Your body needs water to hydrate your tear ducts to keep your eyes and visual health intact.
3. You have a dry mouth.
Not only do I speak of thirst as dry, I mean it is dry. Saliva is needed to keep your mouth clean and a continuously dry mouth can cause tooth decay.
4. You have frequent headaches.
Everyone has a headache here and there, but the main symptom of dehydration is a headache. Dehydration can cause your brain to lose blood flow and oxygen, which can lead to inflammation. Inflammation of the brain is dangerous and the best thing is to get a headache. At worst it can damage the brain.
5. You have bad breath.
Dehydration causes saliva deficiency to increase the bacteria and acid in the mouth. Drinking water increases saliva production. But, when you are dehydrated, this bacterium grows and emits an unpleasant odor.
6. Your urine is weird.
You can simply look at your urine to see if you need more water. Dark and yellow to amber urine indicates dehydration because the body needs water to detoxify. If you are dehydrated, you may also have to urinate frequently.
7. You have suffered from constipation.
When you are dehydrated you are not able to produce enough intestines. You can only produce small bumps and your stool may look dry. Water helps digestion so you need to drink more water to stay regular.
8. You always feel hungry and thirsty.
Being thirsty may be a clear sign – but the thirst I am referring to is an unquenchable thirst. Dehydration also causes severe hunger and the urge to eat constantly. If you regularly resort to snacking, try to drink more water.
9. You have joint pain.
Your cartilage and spinal discs need water. They are made up of about 80% water so you need water to prevent your bones from grinding together. Lack of water can not only cause pain but also damage the bones.
10. You have reduced muscle mass.
Like other parts of your body, your muscles are made of water. As a result, taking in less water will cause you to lose muscle mass. Water also prevents muscle fatigue, inflammation, and pain associated with weight lifting.
11. Make yourself sick.
Water disinfects our bodies and removes diseases and toxins from the body. We need water to heal from diseases and ailments.
12. You are tired.
When our body is dehydrated from external sources, it is drawn in like your blood. This causes the body to deplete oxygen, which can make you feel tired. If you regularly have an accident during the day- it is time to drink more water.