We have been taught since our childhood that about 70% of the human body is made up of water. And it is important to replenish and refresh these vital sources. But for one reason or another, we fail to fuel our body which results in the dehydration of our body. Our body sends out clear warning signs in the form of various symptoms which are mentioned below.
With each passing minute, you can feel your throbbing head getting worse. It’s the most irritating feeling which doesn’t let you concentrate on anything. National Headache Foundation stated that headaches are usually caused by mild to moderate dehydration of your body. It recommends avoiding sugary or salty beverages and consuming more water. About 6 to 7 litres of water is prescribed to be consumed in a day.
- Dry Skin:
Though it’s normal for our skin to change with seasons. We may find our skin lifeless and dry in winters. But without much trouble, we can treat it by using lotions or oil-rich products which moisturises your skin and makes it look shinier. If despite applying products, your skin doesn’t seem to respond to it, your body desperately needs some water.
- Weight gain:
An expanding waistline can be the symptom of you, not drinking enough water. Studies have shown that even if consuming 500ml of water per day can boost your metabolism by 30%. You might have seen health and fitness experts increasing your water consumption level for weight loss. Also, dehydration can send signals to your brain and makes you feel hungry.
- Digestive Problems:
Keeping the body hydrated allows proper functioning of the membrane. With your body craving for water, the strength and amount of mucus in stomach decreased which allows the acid in your stomach to do some major damage to your inside. What we commonly call heartburn and indigestion is the consequence of this.
- Muscle Mass Decreases:
Muscles are mostly comprised of water. And less water in the body equals to less muscle mass. To bring water to the right places in your body drink water before, after and during a workout which will also keep you hydrated and comfortable. The chances of soreness and inflammation due to exercise and weightlifting is also reduced.
If you too feel like your body is sending warning signs, do pour a glass of water right now! Whether studying, working out, or dining, keep a bottle of water with you always. Now all this typing has made me thirsty! Let me pour some water.