Nearly 70% of your body is made up of water. If you don’t keep it replenished, you could suffer exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramps, loss of coordination and other symptoms. Check out these tips to add more water to your day:
Nearly 70% of your body is made up of water. If you don’t keep it replenished, you could suffer exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramps, loss of coordination or even stroke. Not only does keeping your body properly hydrated make you feel better, but drinking plenty of water also helps your body fight illness. Dehydration weakens the immune system and may make you more susceptible to catching colds or the flu.
So how much water do you need to drink every day? We are all different and have different activity levels during the warmer months, so only you know how much water you need every day. How can you tell if you getting enough liquids? If you feel thirsty your body is already partially dehydrated. Another sign can be found in the bathroom. Yes, we went there. If your urine is clear or light-colored, you are doing fine. If it is yellow, then it’s time for more water.
If you need one more reason to stay hydrated this time of year, here you go: Too little water makes it tougher to keep off extra pounds. A well hydrated body can help control your appetite and break down fat for energy more efficiently. You’ll be happy you hydrated when swimsuit season rolls around!
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