How dehydration affects your body
Paying attention to your daily water intake is of vital importance - an average person is recommended to consume 2-3 liters (at least 8 cups) of water a day.
Since three quarters of our body is made up of water, drinking adequate amounts of water is extremely important for maintaining water balance. Waiting for the thirst mechanism to start to function might be too late - your body might already be in a deficit when thirst kicks in. It’s your body’s way of telling you to start hydrating ASAP.
Chapped lips and dry skin are also signs of dehydration as we as concentration problems and fatigue. Your body needs water to move and function so your brain keeps you feeling tired until you get the amount of water you need. Getting a headache after exercising is also a sign of dehydration.
Other signs of dehydration include getting migraines, experiencing constipation, having thick blood, tinnitus or irritability.
Premature ageing signs are also linked to a low water intake including wrinkles and dull skin.
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