There is not much in this world that is more refreshing than ice-cold glasses of water. I do not think there is anyone alive who can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more beautiful than a cup of coffee or can of soda.
Despite this, many people do not drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the greatest natural resource in the world, we constantly ruin our body. If you have any of these signs, you should improve your situation starting with a glass of cold water.
- Your mouth is always dry
This seems fairly obvious, but the consequences of this are not so obvious. Of course, every time you feel a sticky, nasty feeling in your mouth, you obviously you reach out for some kind of fluid. However, sweet drinks are just a temporary solution that leads to a bigger problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucous membrane in the mouth and throat, which will keep the mouth moist, long after that first sip.
- Your skin is dry
Your skin is your biggest organ and needs to be hydrated almost all the time. In fact, dry skin is one of the first signs of complete drying, which can lead to much greater problems. Lack of water means lack of sweat, which results in a bodily inability to stain dirt and accumulate fat throughout the day. If you want a clean and hydrated skin, your first step should be more water.
- Pain in the joints
Our discs of cartilage and spine consist of about 80% of water. Drinking enough water is an absolute necessity for our bones and joints to withstand abrupt movements, jumping or running.
- Your muscle mass is decreasing
Your muscles also consist mainly of water. Obviously, less water in the body means less muscle mass. Drinking water before, during and after training not only keeps you hydrated, it also brings water to the right spots in your body, and reduces the chances of developing inflammation associated with exercise and weight lifting.
- You feel a hunger strike
Dehydration cheats ‘brain’, so he sends signals to the body that it is hungry. Attacks of hunger catch you at all times of day and night, and it is even worse when you sleep. But consuming foods without adequate hydration slows down the metabolism and stimulates the formation of fat stores on the body.
- You stay sick longer
Drinking water allows your body to continuously evacuate toxins. Your organs filter our specific waste materials like a machine, but if we do not get water, our machine cannot work properly.
- You feel tired and lethargic
When the body is dehydrated, it “borrows” water from the blood. The lack of enough hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen throughout the body. Of course, lack of oxygen leads to drowsiness and direct fatigue.
- You have digestive problems
Lack of water in the body affects the entire digestive system. Without proper hydration, the amount and strength of mucus in the stomach are reduced, causing gastric acid to cause great damage to the intestines. This leads to what we usually call heartburn and digestive disorders.
- Reduced urination
Believe it or not, if you do not go to the toilet 4-7 times a day, you probably do not drink enough water. And when you go urinating, the urine should be light yellow or clear. If it is darker, your body says that it lacks proper hydration. In extreme cases, dehydration can lead to urinary tract infection.
- Prematurely aging
The amount of water our body retains naturally decreases as we age. Obviously, this means that as we grow older we need to increase awareness of our water supply. While premature aging is obvious from the outside, the damage in our body will ultimately be felt over time.