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How To Stay Hydrated And Why It Matters

Staying hydrated is one of the most basic ways you can keep your body healthy. If you aren’t hydrated, you aren’t healthy.

How can I stay hydrated?

Drinking water often is the most simple solution to staying hydrated. While water is the best drink for hydration, other things like juices, teas, fruits, vegetables, and other foods that are high in water content are also ways to stay hydrated. One of the downsides of those alternatives is that extra calories are added, so in pretty much any situation, drinking plenty of water is the way to go.

Why does staying hydrated matter?

Simply put, dehydration can cause death. Staying hydrated is incredibly important. Even if you aren’t dying from dehydration, it can cause lots of discomfort. Headaches, dry mouth, dark and painful urine, and a slew of other nasty symptoms will accompany dehydration. Definitely not a fun disease.

Okay, how do I know if I’m dehydrated?

Dehydration is pretty easy to diagnose. symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Dark urine

  • Dry mouth

  • Warm, dry skin

  • Dry lips

  • Headaches

  • Extreme thirst

  • Poor sleep

  • Cramping in the arms and legs

  • Irritability

  • And much more

As you can see, staying hydrated is incredibly important. So in these hot and sweltering summer months, please make sure you are drinking enough water and staying hydrated. Your life depends on it.

Susana Cook