Your body comprises of 60% of water. The skin has 64% water. Water plays vital roles such as protecting and cushioning organs and joints. The process of converting food into energy is also carried by water. You should drink two litres of water per day is suggested by numerous health authorities. I will share tips of staying hydrated.
If you are not sure whether you are hydrated or not. Here is a simple technique by checking your urine. If your urine is colorless or light yellow, it means you are hydrated. If it’s dark yellow, you are on a higher risk of dehydration. Other factors pointing towards dehydration can be little or no urine, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, sleepiness or confusion.
Here are top 5 smart ways
1. Tracking water intake/ Water reminder apps
Grateful for forever booming technology. You now have apps handy in your smartphones to track the amount of water consumed by you. You have various other facilities like personalizing according to your own needs.
2. Coconut and citrus fruits
My personal favorite way of staying hydrated is through fruits and coconut. Oranges, cucumber, watermelon are blessings. What can be better than a coconut in the summers.
3. Be careful with hard drinks and coffee
These fluids increases the passing of urine. Hence, the body will ask for more water as it will start to dehydrate really soon. As a result, hangovers are unpleasant.
4. Don’t wait till you’re thirsty
According to American heart association, feeling thirsty means that your body is already dehydrated. Try to drink a glass of water after every hour. A glass of water before meals will keep you away from overeating.
5. Don’t fall in the trap of feeling hungry
You can confuse thirst with hunger. Therefore, you start munching instead of drinking water. Water can help you fill up too!
You need to replace the water you lose during exercising or while using the restroom and even when you breathe. I hope these tips of staying hydrated will benefit you the most. Drink water, stay hydrated!