The term “dehydration” sounds very serious. You think it has nothing to do with you. It would only happen in poor countries or severe disasters like earthquakes right? No. Dehydration is way too common than most people think.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and don’t even know it. And even mild dehydration can affect our bodies and how we feel a lot. Think about this. “60 percent of our bodies is composed of water, 75 percent in our muscles, 85 percent in our brains, it’s like oil to a machine,” said Dr. Roberta Lee from Clear Lake Regional Medical Centre.
When you’re feeling unwell, quite often it might be the result of dehydration. Check the signs below and you’ll be surprised that how dehydrated your body often is and how some of the annoying health issues can actually be resolved so easily.
2. Chronic constipation
All of these unfavorable symptoms can be avoided, or at least moderated, by regular consumption of water. Here are a few tips on how to actually do so:
Drink two glasses of water right after you get up. Starting your day with this will not only make you feel refreshed but also aids your digestion.
Buy a personal water bottle and carry it with you. Make sure to buy one that will actually be comfortable for you to use and carry with you.
Consume water-based foods. Examples are cucumbers, grapefruits, and, of course, watermelon.
Download a water consumption tracking app.