ARE YOU HYDRATED
How do you know if you’re hydrated?
According to WebMD dry mouth, reduced urine output and/or dark yellow urine, sticky saliva are all early signs of dehydration. If you’re feeling thirsty, it’s already too late!
In society today, most individuals have become so out of touch with our bodies that we tend to feel hungry when in actual fact we are thirsty! For this reason, we recommend that when you feel hungry you drink a glass of water; you may just be thirsty.
Sufficient water intake is critical and extra water should be consumed on days where you are partaking in physical activity, perspiring more than usual and on hot days. Doing this will you prevent dehydration.
Water intake is obviously individual and relates to size, activity level and numerous other aspects. We recommend that you try and consume at least 1 litre per 25kg of body weight. For example, a person who weighs 50 kg should consume at least 2 litres of water per day.
To make keeping hydrated simple, we recommend that you carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. This may include journeys in your car, while at work, while outdoors and running errands or working around the house. Having water on hand may help you to keep continuously drinking.