Looking for signs you’re not drinking enough water? There is nothing more refreshing in this world than an ice-cold glass of water.
I don’t think there is anyone alive who can deny that sometimes a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than an energy drink or a can of soda. Despite this, many of us don’t drink enough water in our daily routine life.
By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural and healthy resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies.
If you recognize any of the following signs in yourself, we recommend that you drink a glass of fresh water immediately.
1-Your Muscle Mass Decreases
Did you know? Your muscles are made up mostly of water. Yes, less water in the body means less muscle mass.
Drinking water before, during, and after a workout not only keeps you hydrated and comfortable, it also gets water to the right places on your body and decreases the chance of developing inflammation and soreness which are related to exercise and weight lifting.
2-You Have Digestive Problems
We talked earlier about mucus in the mouth and throat, and how staying hydrated allows the membrane to function properly.
This also applies to the entire digestive system. Without adequate hydration, the amount and strength of mucus in the stomach decrease, allowing gastric acid to cause significant damage to the stomach.
3-You Experience Hunger Pangs
When you are dehydrated, your body may start thinking that it needs some food. This happens during the day and at night, when you wake up craving that midnight snack.
However, eating food creates more work for the body, whereas drinking water purifies and the organs offer the fuel it needs to go through other processes that the body goes through.
4-You Feel Fatigued And Lethargic
When a body is dehydrated, it “takes” water from its blood. The lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen carried out in the whole body.
Obviously, the lack of oxygen causes drowsiness and total fatigue. Lack of stamina means you will have to start to experience that 2 pm crash earlier in your day (and remember, coffee won’t help in the long run).
5-You Stay Sick Longer
Drinking water allows your body to continually flush out toxins easily. Organs work to filter some of the waste products like a machine, but if you don’t supply water to the machine, it won’t work properly.
What ends up happening in a dehydrated body is that the organs start to draw water from stored areas like blood, leading to a whole new set of problems.
6-You Experience Joint Pain
Our vertebral cartilage and discs are made up of at least 80% water. This is an absolute must to prevent our bones from colliding with each other with every step we follow or take.
By keeping your body well hydrated, you just ensure that your joints can absorb the impact of sudden movements, like running, jumping, or even awkwardly falling.
7-Your Eyes Are Dry
By now it must be clear that drinking water affects more than just the mouth and throat. Lack of water can cause dry, red eyes.
Without water in your body, your tear ducts dry up. If you are thinking ‘What if I can’t cry?’ Realize that this can cause a lot more damage to your eyes, especially if you wear contact lenses daily.
8-You’re Reading This And Have Gotten This Far
I drink water all the time. I almost always have a glass or bottle of water by my side, whether I’m working, exercising, or cooking in front of the TV.
If you clicked on this article, you probably thought ‘Hmm, I don’t think I’m drinking enough water. So if you don’t believe it, have yourself a glass right now.
That is what I found alarming and worth sharing signs you’re not drinking enough water. Kindly comment below and let us know what your take on this?