They say we can’t survive without water for more than 5 days. No wonder they also say water is life because without it our bodies would simply shut down. Did you know that our bodies are 60% made up of water, while our brains are almost 85% water? But how much water do we actually need on a daily basis?
Most studies agree that we need about 2 liters of water per day to function at optimal levels. Sometimes, we get so busy with our hectic lives that we forget to have a glass of water and we suddenly feel dizzy or tired and don’t know why. There are 7 signs of dehydration:
1. You feel tired and low on energy.
Because our brains are almost entirely made up of water, we struggle to think more clearly when we haven’t had enough. So if you feel chronic fatigue, then drinking more water on a daily basis could be a solution.
2. You feel dizzy when you stand up.
When we are dehydrated, our blood volume decreases and that’s why we feel dizzy sometimes, especially when we stand up.
3. You feel moody and usually more irritable.
We don’t get cranky only when we’re hungry; the same goes for when we feel thirsty. Chronic dehydration can lead to persistent lower moods which could even lead to depression.
4. You always feel hungry and craving sweets.
Because your body needs water in order to use the energy stored, it craves sweets instead as other sources of energy.
5. You get headaches frequently.
Suffering from migraines is also a common sign of dehydration. Perhaps you should go for an extra glass of water instead of that third cup of coffee.
6. Your mouth and skin feel dry.
When you’re dehydrated, your body doesn’t produce as much saliva, therefore you get a dry mouth. As for your skin, it loses water faster than your body.
7. You feel you can’t concentrate properly.
So there you have it! If any of these sound familiar to you, then you might want to grab that water bottle and drink it up!
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