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The number depends on factors like age, sex, temperature, amount of sweating, physical activity, and so on. However, we have a great system put in place in our bodies to guide us. That system is called pee! Yes, our urine may be the best indicator to show us if we are drinking enough. A pale yellow colour is what you are looking as a dark yellow colour is already a sign that your need to drink some more. If it gets darker, drink some water!
Although water is the preferred source of liquid, coffee, fruits, vegetables, soups, milk, juice, and soft drinks are all hydrating. Unfortunately, alcohol is a huge dehydrator. So make sure to alternate between alcohol and water if out drinking.
Many of us don’t realize that some symptoms are a result of mild dehydration. These include: thirst, dry lips and mouth, tiredness, headaches, and irritability. In more extreme situations severe symptoms can be felt: rapid breathing, confusion, and unconsciousness.
Drinking water will become a habit, but until then here are 4 ways to increase your water intake:
I hope you understand why staying hydrated is so important now and see how easy it can be to increase our fluid intake.