We live in a fast-paced world and sometimes life gets in the way. It’s understandable if you’re so focused on your to-do list or the task at hand and completely forget to drink water, but don’t forget to rehydrate, as dehydration is reflected on your skin, through mood, and in energy levels.
What is Dehydration
Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water so it should come as no surprise just how important water is to maintain our health and hydration. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which results in your body losing more fluids than it absorbs.
Have you ever realized how thirsty you get when you wake up in the morning? That’s because you aren’t hydrating while you sleep.
Symptoms of Dehydration
From chapped lips and dry hands to dizziness and fatigue, the symptoms and side effects of dehydration are usually obvious. Here are some signs you might not be getting the adequate amount of water your body needs.
The more dehydrated you are, the yellower your urine. You may have noticed your urine is darkest in the morning, that’s a sign to rehydrate your body after a good night’s rest.
Urinating Less Often
You’ll notice you’re not drinking enough water when you’re taking fewer trips to the restroom. Your body will consume as much water as it needs with every given opportunity until it releases excess water.
Headaches & Lightheadedness
Dehydration generally leads to feelings of weakness and lethargy but can also lead to uncomfortable headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, and even confusion in some cases.
Learn more signs and causes of dehydration here.
How to Stay Hydrated
We can all agree the symptoms of dehydration aren’t very appealing. Here are some tips to stay hydrated.
Consume Water-Rich Foods
Adding more foods high in water, like berries, cucumbers, watermelon, celery, and lettuce to your diet can help keep you hydrated for longer periods of time.
Don’t Spend Too Much Time in the Sun
Outdoor workouts in the heat and beach days can really drain us because the sun often leaves us dehydrated. Enjoy the Vitamin D but make sure to pack enough water and drink plenty afterward too.
Carry a Reusable Water Bottle
Wave goodbye to single-use plastic and get yourself a convenient and reusable water bottle.
Staying hydrated isn’t always easy, but thankfully there’s LOCH! LOCH’s range of convenient and colorful insulated water bottles helps keep you healthy, hydrated, and plastic-free. Pair yours with a vegan leather strap to carry it around conveniently everywhere you go.
It’s understandable if you forget to drink enough water every now and then, but don’t make it a habit because water is essential for good health and hydration, and without it, you’ll be experiencing some unwanted symptoms.