If You’re Experiencing These 14 Signs Then You’re Probably Not Drinking Enough Water
Dehydration can affect many senses and sensations
9. Decreased Muscle Mass
Muscles naturally hold a large amount of water. The weight loss that occurs in many “crash” diets is attributed primarily to the dehydration of these tissues causing shrinkage as well as cramping and muscle fatigue
10. Hindered immune function
The body requires sufficient water stores to eliminate toxins via the urine. During an infection, dehydration can mean bring sick longer as the body is less capable of flushing away wastes.
11. Digestive Problems
Fluid exchange facilitates the entire digestive process. Dehydration can cause the digestive tissues to function less effectively, leading to a whole host of problems.
Just as fluids are needed for absorption they are also essential for elimination of substances from the digestive system. Increased fluid intake is a simple but effective cure for constipation.
13. Reduced Urination
Urine color and volume was one of the earliest diagnostic tools used by health care practitioners and can still provide an excellent guide to hydration status. Continue to drink water throughout the day at least until the urine has reached a light yellow color. This should result in at least four trips to the bathroom.
14. You are reading this
Most people do not drink enough water or rely too heavily on other beverages for fluid intake. Aim for 2 liters (67 ounces) of pure water daily and enjoy the difference deep hydration makes!