Everyone needs a certain amount of water each day to survive. And we should all be drinking water to keep our bodies and brains healthy. If we don’t get enough water, our bodies can’t function properly. We become dehydrated. That’s all pretty obvious, right? What isn’t always so obvious, though, are the signs of dehydration.
It might surprise you to know that lots of people go through each day in a state of dehydration. Often, we simply just don’t get the right amount of hydration we need to function at our best. So, how would you know if you are at risk of dehydration? In this article, we’ll take a look at the warning signs of dehydration. Keep reading to find out what dehydration signs to look for and learn how much water you really need each day.
Like most people, you probably only drink water when you feel thirsty. But is your body sending you any other signals that you are becoming dehydrated? The following symptoms are all signs that your body needs to top up its H2O levels!
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, then your body is starting to suffer from mild dehydration.
Signs of severe dehydration include:
How much water do you need each day? As a rough guide, you should be drinking about 50% of your body weight in ounces every day. If you are pregnant, nursing, sick, or exercising, then you’ll need to up those levels. You can use the chart below to work out exactly how much water you need to stay hydrated.
There’s a great range of water bottles on the Live Infinitely website! Our bottles come in bright colors and are fantastic for both kids and adults. Check out our sports bottles that feature time-marked water lines so can stay on track with your hydration. Even better, our fruit infuser water bottles enable you to create healthy, tasty infusions that will give you all the water you need plus an added zing of nutrients and vitamins!
If you are still having trouble motivating yourself to keep up your hydration levels, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our blog post How to Drink More Water (Even When You Don’t Like It)! For top tips on staying hydrated.
A fantastic way to encourage yourself to keep up your water intake is to join the Live Infinitely Water Warriors group on Facebook. If you are really serious about maintaining hydration, you can register for the Live Infinitely 60 Day Hydration Challenge! Our 60 Day Hydration Challenge will put you in contact with other H2O heroes and give you the motivation you need to get healthier and stay hydrated. Check it out!
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