Are You Dehydrated?

Last Update: March 05, 2013
Have you been feeling tired lately? Is your skin dry or do you have a headache that you just can't seem to get rid of? You maybe dehydrated.

The following symptoms could be signs of dehydration.
  • tired
  • constipated
  • headache
  • dry skin
  • light headed
  • hungry
  • thirsty
Our bodies are 78% water. You are constantly loosing water through; breathing, sweat and urine. Without enough water intake your body doesn't function efficiently. The more dehydrated you are the harder your body has to work to stay in balance.

Most people are experiencing some level of dehydration. Drinking 6-8 10 ounce glasses of water is no easy takes for most people. Coffee and alcohol don't count as they are diuretics. Sodas are very high in fructose which elevates the blood sugar and causes the body to store fat.

Challenge yourself to find creative ways to increase your water intake. You may find yourself feeling better as a result. Others may even comment that your skin and hair look healthier.

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affiliatesun Premium
Excellent, Informative and very useful post. Thank you
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sasukhram Premium
So true, Skiergal. I find I feel much better when I get at least 6 glasses of water a day and even better when I get over 8 glasses.
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kiya05 Premium
I have a hard time drinking water, and have to force myself, but still never get enough. I get really bad cramps in my legs and toes when I'm dehydrated, and living in Co, where it's so dry anyway, makes it even harder. I've tried to find inventive ways to drink water and have it taste good, but most things I've found have asparteme, so I'm still looking, while trying to gag down my 40 oz/day, that seems to be the most I can do, and I really have to push it. If you have any creative ideas, I'm all ears.
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skiergal Premium
Kiya05 try putting a pitcher of water in the fridge and drinking cold water throughout the day. If you still can tolerate it try adding a slice of lemon or orange for the bottom of your glass.
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kiya05 Premium
Actually it's not so bad if it's really cold, but with winter, I kind of avoid cold beverages, especailly in the PM. I have two 22 oz water bottles, so I'm going to just keep trying to drink one during the day, and one in the PM. I'll try the orange slices and see if that helps. Water is not my favorite drink, but I'm kind of trying to eat/drink healthier this year, so have cut out diet coke (aspartame) and coffee and creamer (Trans fats in the creamer), so I'm kind of new at drinking so much water. I'm sure I'll get use to it eventually, if I just keep drinking it, it seems to be the only thing that doesn't have stuff in it that's bad for you.
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skiergal Premium
Congratulations Kiya05 for making the commitment. Keep us posted on your progress.
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
I try to drink one of the 50 ounce bottles of water a day. I tend to drink it all at once rather than throughout the day. I'm not sure if that's the same as drinking 8 ounces 6 times a day, but I figure it's better than drinking no water.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
I do the same, but I do it while I'm in the shower to multi-task. Warm water is not the tastiest, but I certainly feel properly hydrated afterward after a nice, hot shower.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Just in case anyone actually read that comment, it was a joke. I don't actually drink shower water.
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
lol, you had me fooled. I was thinking: "Man, I've never heard of that before, but if it works for him more power to him..."
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nathaniell Premium Plus
When didn't get a response, I though crap, he thinks I'm serious!...MUST...REDEEM ...MYSELF!
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skiergal Premium
Thomas you will retain more water if you drink it throughout the day rather than all at once.
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