Are you drinking enough water? Even if you do not feel thirsty, you can find out that you do not have enough water. How do you know that your body is already sending you signals of drought?
Signs that your body is not getting enough water
- Dry mouth and chapped lips (which you want to peel off). A very eloquent sign – the mucous membranes react to dehydration the fastest.
- You often have headaches – in the morning or in the evening. This is a characteristic type of pain: it is not so strong to take an anesthetic pill, but so noticeable that it still interferes with life.
- You have chronically low blood pressure, and if you get up suddenly, your eyes darken. The fact is that the constant lack of water prevents the body from maintaining a normal volume of blood in the circulatory system, and the pressure in the vessels decreases.
- Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes indicate that the body has switched to a mode of water conservation: since there is so little of it, our brain thinks, suddenly it will soon be completely over, so here they are, reserves.
- The skin is dry and not elastic enough, if you gather the skin on the forearm in a fold and release it – wrinkles will be visible for a few more seconds. You often blink, squint and rub your eyes. This is because they, too, are dry, and there are simply not enough tears that normally periodically wash the eyes.
- You don’t sweat much, rarely need deodorant, and you can wear one and the same blouse for a couple of days or more. You rejoice early: your body signals you that it has nothing to sweat with.
- You often feel irritated and not always able to cope with it.
- You do not think well even in the process of routine work, not to mention the moments where activity and non-standard solutions are required from the brain. A decrease in hydration levels also reduces mental capacity.
- You get tired quickly, the feeling of fatigue and the desire to lie in the corner with a book are your frequent companions.
- Your joints crackle – because there is not enough fluid in the joint capsule, and the bones scrape together.
- Even with little physical exertion, you experience muscle cramps: walked up the stairs – your leg came together, sat down – the second one came together.
- You feel lethargic and sleepy. This is also a defense mechanism of the body, which does not have enough fluid: in order not to sweat and thus waste such necessary reserves of water, it “slows down”.
Why is there not enough water and how much you need to drink
The rule “The more the better” does not work here, and scientists have not yet come to a common conclusion about how much water to drink. But for sure – depending on the weight and degree of activity of the lifestyle: if you are, say, a woman of 35 years old, weigh 60-70 kg and you have a sedentary job, you need about 1.5 liters of water per day, and if you are passionate about fitness or running marathons – then at least 2 liters. Some doctors recommend simply drinking a glass of water every 1.5 hours and monitoring your well-being.