Water, water everywhere! Drinking enough water is integral to any of the TBR programs and in reality, it should be a part of your everyday life too. Sadly, most of us fail to drink anywhere near enough water to keep our bodies functioning well. So are you wondering how much water to drink? Here are 3 main dehydration symptoms to keep a lookout for.
1. Increased thirst and dry mouth
Let’s start with the most obvious one. It goes without saying that if you feel thirsty then you need to drink water. But how much water should you be drinking? Well, that can vary according to several factors such as:
- You own body
- The external environment (particularly if it is very hot)
- The amount of exercise you undertake
- What your diet is like
All of these can impact your body’s need for water. Experts suggest however that anywhere from 1 – 3 litres per day is most optimum.
2. You feel tired and lethargic
When you’re dehydrated your blood volume lowers, meaning your organs aren’t getting as much blood as they should be. This in turn means your heart has to work harder, leading you to feel tired, lethargic, or even sleepy. Making sure you keep hydrated and drink water can often be the simple pick-me-up that is needed. Read this article on 14 Surprising Things That Are Making You Tired.
3. Your urine is more yellow
If you’re not drinking enough water, then you definitely won’t be going to the toilet as much as you probably should be. When you do go, you’ll notice that your urine is more yellow. This is a key dehydration symptom; the darker your urine, the more dehydrated you are. Understand more about why your urine is dark by reading this Healthline article.
So now you know the key dehydration symptoms and also how much water to drink, why not read about the Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Water in our blog.
When you are losing weight, drinking enough water becomes even more important. Find out why exactly by speaking with one of our Personal Health Educators today.