Signs You Need To Drink More Water

Signs You Need To Drink More WaterAre You Getting The Hydration You Need?

We all know that drinking water is important, but how much water is enough? Beyond simply using a calculation to determine how many ounces you should consume, listening to your body can help you figure out how much water you should be drinking. Here a few signs you are not getting enough water.

  • Dry Mouth: If your tongue is feeling papery and your throat parched, you are probably going to reach for a drink. Make sure it is water, though, as a sugary drink will only offer you a temporary reprieve. When you drink water, you offer your mouth’s mucus membranes lubrication, helping your mouth stay moist in the long-term.
  • Dry Skin: Dry skin is one of the first signs of serious dehydration. It makes sense, since your skin is your body’s largest organ. If you are noticing that your skin feels dry, start drinking more water.
  • Joint Pain: When your body is short on water, it cannot properly absorb shock because your cartilage and spinal discs are 80 percent water. If you have been experiencing joint pain, add water to build up your cartilage and prevent your bones from grinding against each other.
  • Fatigue: When you are dehydrated, your body draws water from your blood. Without this hydration, your blood has a more difficult time delivering oxygen throughout your body, which makes you feel tired. Fend off that afternoon slump by drinking up.
  • Digestive Issues: Without proper hydration, your digestive system lacks lubrication and your stomach mucus decreases. This can lead to heartburn, indigestion, and constipation.

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