Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

Why You Need Water
Your body is made primarily out of water. Water is lost throughout the day when you breathe, cry, urinate, sweat, and so much more.

It is important to replenish any water that is lost throughout the day so that you do not become dehydrated.

What is Dehydration?
Dehydration is when the body doesn’t have enough fluids in order to perform optimally. Dehydration can range in severity, from mild to severe.

When your body doesn’t have the right amount of fluids you might notice that you get headaches, thirsty, have dark-colored urine, and you might get muscle cramps. If the severity of dehydration is really great, then symptoms include shriveled skin, rapid heartbeat, listlessness, not urinating, not sweating, weakness, dry mouth, dizziness, and can even digress to unconsciousness.

Can I have too much water then?
Yes! Don’t over-do water consumption because symptoms of too much water are similar to dehydration.

When you have too much water the nutrients and sodium in your body becomes diluted, this can cause muscle cramps, nausea, and confusion. If over-hydration continues then serious health complications could occur.

How do I know how much water to have?
One of the best ways is to judge hydration levels is by the color of your urine. If your urine is hay or straw colored to a transparent yellow color then you are well hydrated. A dark yellow is fine as well, but drink water soon.