Feeling quarantine funky? Check your water gauge. As we adjust to being home, we are more alert to how we are feeling. Increasing your water intake can be your secret solution
Adjust your water intake to the chart below and you will feel better. Yep, 2 liters of water a day, if you are between 150 and 200 pounds. This means WATER, NOT juice, coffee, tea, soda (diet is more dehydrating), regular soda and alcohol!
1.Water is a main component
of saliva. Saliva also includes small amounts of electrolytes, mucus, and
enzymes. It’s essential for breaking down solid food and keeping your mouth
healthy. Saliva has important functions, including:
flushing out waste from your body, regulating body temperature, helping your
2. Water regulates your body
temperature. Staying hydrated is crucial to maintaining
your body temperature. Your body loses water
through sweat during physical activity and in hot environments. Your sweat
keeps your body cool, but your body temperature will rise if you don’t
replenish the water you lose. That’s because your body loses electrolytes and
plasma when it’s dehydrated.
3. Water protects your
tissues, spinal cord, and joints. Water consumption helps lubricate and cushion
your joints, spinal cord, and tissues. This will help you enjoy physical
activity and lessen discomfort caused by conditions like arthritis.
4. Water helps excrete waste
through perspiration, urination, and defecation Your body uses water to
sweat, urinate, and have bowel movements. Your kidneys are also important for
filtering out waste through urination. Adequate water intake helps your kidneys
work more efficiently and helps to prevent kidney stones.
5. Water helps maximize
physical performance. Water hydration also affects your strength,
power, and endurance. Negative effects of exercise in the heat without enough
water can cause serious medical conditions, like decreased blood pressure.
7. Water aids in digestion. Experts confirm drinking water before,
during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more
easily. This will help you digest food more effectively and get the most out of
8. Water helps with nutrient
absorption in food breakdown, water also helps dissolve
vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food. It then delivers these
vitamin components to the rest of your body for use.
9. Water improves blood oxygen
circulation. Water carries helpful nutrients and oxygen to
your entire body. Reaching your daily water intake will improve your
circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health Water also helps
you absorb important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from your food, which
will increase your chances of staying healthy.
10. Aids in
cognitive function. Staying hydrated is key to staying in tip-top cognitive.
Insufficient water can negatively impact your focus, alertness, and short-term
memory or cognition. Not getting enough
water can also affect your mood. Dehydration may result in fatigue and
confusion and a sense of anxiety.
or hypohydration occurs when a loss of fluids, like water exceeds fluid intake.
Even a minor change in fluid concentrations can result in dehydration. It is,
therefore, necessary to drink, throughout the day or you may become chronically
Bad Breath Is a Possible Warning Sign of Dehydration
Breath: Saliva has antibacterial properties and dehydration can prevent your
body from making enough saliva.
or Flushed Skin: A lot of people think that people who get dehydrated are
really sweaty, but in fact, as you go through various stages of dehydration,
you get very dry skin? When pinched, the
skin of a dehydrated person may remain “tented” and take some time to return to
its normal, flat appearance.
is a major factor in dehydration. Consuming more than 1-7 drinks a week for
women and 7-14 drinks a week for men could be a clear indication of chromic
Cramps Are a Dehydration Symptom. When your body loses enough fluid, it’s
unable to cool itself off adequately. One common symptoms to look out for
is muscle cramps, which can happen while
exercising, particularly in hot weather.
and Chills are symptoms of dehydration.
You may sweat profusely while your skin is cool to the touch. Fevers will
worsen dehydration. The higher the fever, the more dehydrated you may become.
Unless your body temperature decreases, your skin will lose its cool clamminess
and then become hot, flushed, and dry to the touch. At this point, it’s
important that you cool yourself down immediately.
are often the most common symptom of dehydration. Even mild dehydration can cause a dehydration
headache and may trigger a migraine headache. Although various factors
besides dehydration can cause headaches, drinking a full glass of
water and continuing to sip more fluids during the day is an easy way to ease
your pain if, in fact, dehydration is a culprit.
go pour yourself a big glass of water enjoy the benefits.