Signs You're Not Drinking Enough Water - Part 3!
We hear it all day, every day: most of us are not drinking enough water! The final part of our three part series about signs you're not drinking enough water!
We all know we need to drink water - and plenty of it - but for one reason or another, we often fail to make it a priority. And as a result, we will likely begin to notice changes in our own well-being.
Signs You're Not Drinking Enough Water!
You're tired all the time
Pay attention to your routines and make sure that you are getting enough sleep every night. If you are resting well but still feel sluggish and tired all of the time, you might be dehydrated.
Fatigue can seriously affect your sense of well-being and ability to concentrate, and it can leave you feeling clumsy and prone to accidents. Clearly, no one wants to feel this way, but fortunately, things could be improved simply by sipping on the right amount of H20 throughout the day.
You feel irritable and moody
In a bad mood? A simple glass of water might be all you need to turn things around! Some research has shown that just mild dehydration can lead to neurological changes that affect our ability to focus and can cause irritability.
Even more shocking is that you only need to be 1 percent below your optimal level of hydration to feel these negative effects. So, next time you're feeling cranky and can't understand why, pour yourself a nice tall glass of water (or two!) and let your mood improve.
You're having muscle cramps
Having muscle cramps can be annoying, frustrating, and painful. Typically, people will try stretching or using massage techniques to relieve their symptoms, but what you really need might be much simpler.
While there is some disagreement on this, some studies have shown a relationship between dehydration and muscle cramping. Our blood circulation slows down when we drink too little water. As our bodies compensate for the lack of hydration, fluid is moved away from our muscles in an effort to protect our vital organs.
Things can be exacerbated further if our sodium and potassium levels begin to change due to sweat loss. This is why it's crucial that we consume enough water every day, but especially in hot weather and when we are exercising.
Remember, if you feel thirsty, you're probably already mildly dehydrated. If your mouth feels parched, guzzle a cup or two to get back on track!
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