5 Unexpected Signs of Dehydration

Water accounts for 60% of your body hence keeping yourself hydrated is vital for optimum bodily functions. Read on to find out what dehydration can do to your body.

You Can’t Concentrate or Think Clearly

The brain requires sufficient water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, you’ll notice that your cognitive function or your mood may change and you may find yourself confused or unfocused.

You Crave for Something Sweet

When you’re dehydrated, you may crave something sweet because your body needs help producing glycogen, a form of stored carbohydrates that the body uses as fuel.

Drink a big glass of water or consume fruits and vegetables which contain lots of water.

You Feel Fatigue or Dizzy

Water helps your body regulate blood sugar and oxygen levels which in turn help you to feel energised. Without sufficient water intake, your body can’t process nutrients optimally, which results in fatigue and dizziness.

You Don’t Perform A Good Workout

As dehydration lowers your blood pressure, it makes the heart work harder, which impacts how much you can push yourself during a workout. More than 5 percent dehydration decreases exercise capacity by about 30 percent!

Stay well hydrated before, during and after your workout!

You Experience Heart Palpitations

Dehydration throws your body’s electrolytes off-balance, resulting in a lower blood pressure. This puts extra strain on various parts of your body including your heart. As a result, you may feel your heart racing or have an abnormal heart rate.

Did You Know?
A quick way to test how well you’re hydrated is to check the colour of your urine.

You’re topped up with fluids. Keep it up!

You’re almost there but could still drink a little more to get everything in balance.

You’re moderately dehydrated so drink more fluids.

You’re very dehydrated. Drink some fluids to get back on track.

You’re seriously dehydrated. Drink some water or other fluids without delay.

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