Are you forgetting to drink plenty of water?
Don’t worry it happens. But, you do want to get in the habit of increasing your water intake for you health. The above PEE-CHART will help you see by the color of your pee if you are in a dehydrated zone.
It’s crazy how not drinking enough water can cause some of the symptoms below:
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
- Decreased urine output
- Dry skin and could make it easier to get stretch marks because less elasticity in the skin cells.
- Dizziness or light headedness
- Sunken eyes
- Low blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat
- Rapid breathing
Here is a simple equation to get the minimum amount of water your body needs daily.
Your weight / 2 = half of your weight in ounces
ex. 200 lbs / 2 = 100 ounces minimum daily water intake
BONUS: Now that you know how much water your body requires. Now you need to know about how much your body needs to drink if you exercise daily. For every hour of intense exercise you perform you would need between 30-50 ounces of water per that hour.
Here are the health benefits of drinking water:
- Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Flushes Out Toxins
- Improves Skin Complexion
- Maintains Regularity
- Boosts Immune System
- Natural Headache Remedy
- Prevents Cramps
- Puts You in a Good Mood
P.S. Don’t wait till you are thirsty or you have dry mouth to drink water because those are not the first signs of dehydration. In fact, your body’s cells are already craving and needing water when those signs are showing themselves. Keep water close to you and drink water through out the day without waiting to feel thirst.
By: Edwin Libreros aka “E”