15Aug

Seven Signs Your Body Needs More Water

More than fifty percent of our body is water. Naturally, when we get dehydrated all sorts of unpleasant signs show up telling us to replenish our fluid levels. Often we ignore these signs in the middle of our busy schedules. But we got your back. Here’s what you need to know to nip dehydration in the bud.

Thirst

The first sign of dehydration is dry mouth. In fact, if you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. To avoid that, keep a sipper handy and drink frequently in small amounts.

Dark urine

When your body is dehydrated, your urine gets concentrated and turns a deep amber color.It can often accompany pain or a burning sensation.

 

Cracked skin

Our skin cells are almost 70 percent water and with dehydration your skin cells start losing its luster and shine. Dehydration turns your skin flaky and dry.

You are constipated

Water smoothens your bowel movement and without that, your digestive system cannot effectively move the food waste to your colons, causing you to feel constipated.

Headache

When we get dehydrated, our brain cells shrink. Dehydration is also correlated with blood circulation, depriving your brain of oxygen. Instead of stuffing yourself with pills, drink a tall glass of water to get rid of headache.

Lack of concentration

A shrinkage of brain cells also causes you to lose concentration as almost three forth of your brain is water.

You feel hot

water is needed for your body to function properly. Your body temperature is regulated by how much water you drink. When our body heats up, we start sweating, which in turn cools down the body. When we are dehydrated, we cannot sweat, so the heat is trapped in the body.KasilJean recommends sipping aminimum of 2 liters of water every day.