Dehydration occurs when your body loses too much fluid, or more than it is taking in. You can become dehydrated for a number of reasons such as: diarrhea, vomiting, sweating too much, urinating too much, not drinking enough water, or being sick.
Signs of dehydration:
Bad Breath, Sugar Cravings, Dry Skin, Tiredness, Irritability, Chills, Muscle Cramps, Lightheadedness & Confusion, Headache, Constipation, Dark Colored Urine, Low Blood Pressure, and Excessive Thirst.
Tips to help prevent signs of dehydration:
- Always have your water nearby- you will be more incline to drink water when you have it available to you!
- After exercising, reach for a large drink of water!
- Drink a glass of water before each meal!
- Drink wat
er if you are feeling hungry. Sometimes thirst is confused with hunger!
How much water should you drink?!
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
2.7 Liters for women
3.7 liters for men.
Fun Fact: About 60% of our body is made of water! And you need it for everybody function!
Are you drinking enough water for your body to function properly?!