10 signs you don t drink enough water

10 signs you don t drink enough water

Again and again you are reminded to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

In fact, people are advised to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Is it possible? Yeah. Are we really doing this? Probably not.

Why is it so hard to drink a glass of refreshing water? After all, it is necessary for our survival. I hate to say it, but for most people, it might be easier to run a marathon, work 50 hours a week, or go skydiving than drink your daily water quota. Let’s hope this is not your case.

Here are the 10 most common signs that you’re not getting enough water throughout the day.

Severe headaches
The throbbing pain you feel in your head is your brain telling you, “I need water.” Dehydration can reduce blood and oxygen flow to the brain and cause inflammation. If you feel discomfort due to a headache, try drinking water first. This can be an easier decision than taking medication or seeing a doctor.

Muscle spasms and joint pain
Water plays an essential role in your muscles and joints. It is important to remember that when there is less water in the body, muscle mass decreases and causes inflammation or soreness. Just like your muscles, your joints need water to absorb shock from sudden movements like tripping.

Weight gain
Weight gain is probably my least favorite side effect of dehydration. If you don’t drink enough water, you will gain weight easily. Why? When there is little water, your metabolism easily slows down and prevents your body from burning fat.

lack of energy
Are you tired? Fatigue? Or sleepy? This could be a sign that your body is thirsty for water. Your body tends to store energy when it’s dehydrated and reduces blood flow throughout your body, reducing energy and performance.

A bit confusing
Drink plenty of water to avoid episodes of confusion, delirium or dizziness. Your body will spin if it doesn’t get the nutrients to refuel and start working. The goal is to avoid daytime accidents at work or school, especially if it’s only noon.

Dry eyes, mouth and skin
Your body is highly dependent on water to stay hydrated. Throughout the day, your body loses much-needed fluids and electrolytes to stay active. Without water, your skin lacks moisture; the eyes reduce tear secretion and the mouth’s ability to produce saliva.

Treat yourself to salty foods
Move away from the bag of chips. The salt cravings you experience are your body telling you that you need “good sodium” to keep your electrolytes in check. These mineral salts help retain the water your body needs to function. Once dehydrated, your body immediately craves salty snacks and sugary drinks that serve no nutritional purpose. Enjoy a tall glass of water or a fresh walnut salad, which is high in fiber and delicious.

An unpleasant stomach ache
Too often people suffer from digestive problems such as constipation because they don’t drink enough water. It is important to keep your stomach clean and filled with nature’s most refreshing cleanser.

The color of the urine is too dark
This is a clear sign of water starvation. If your body is not getting water, the waste inside is literally harder to clean out! Aim to drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and make your urine lighter and clearer for best results.

Not enough sweat
Yes, it is possible when you are dehydrated. Most people sweat during exercise. Sweat regulates body temperature. If the body does not have enough water, it makes it difficult to maintain the correct body temperature and can lead to heat stroke.

No matter how busy your day is, remember that everyone needs water. The next time you feel tired or sore, treat yourself to a tall glass of delicious H2O. Your body will thank you for it.