5 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

 

There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of . I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of  can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda

Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough  on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies.

If you experience any of the following, you can improve your situation by starting with a glass of H2O.

1. Your skin is dry

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so of course it needs to stay hydrated. In fact, dry skin is one of the earliest signs of full-on dehydration, which can lead to much larger problems. A lack of  means a lack of sweat, which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day. If you want to stave off breakouts, your first recourse should be to drink more .

2. You feel fatigued and lethargic

As we just mentioned, when a body is dehydrated it “borrows”  from your blood. A lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen being brought throughout the body. Of course, a lack of oxygen leads to sleepiness and outright fatigue. A lack of stamina means you”ll start to experience that 2PM crash earlier and earlier in your day (and remember, coffee won’t help in the long run).

3. You experience premature aging

The amount of  our bodies retain naturally decreases as we age. Obviously, what this means is that, as we get older, we should consciously increase our intake. While premature aging is more evident on the outside, the damage it does to our insides will ultimately be felt over time. To decrease the risk of running your body raw, it’s important to continue to drink  throughout your lifetime.

4. You experience constipation

Like we said, staying hydrated helps lubricate the digestive system. During the process of dehydration, the colon uses up the water that would have been used by the intestines in the next step of the digestive process. Without going into too much detail, I’ll let you figure out what a lack of lubricant in the intestines leads to.

5. You stay sick longer

Drinking water allows your body to continuously flush out toxins. Your organs work to filter our certain waste products like a machine, but if you don’t fuel the machine with water, it cannot work properly. What ends up happening in a dehydrated body is organs start to pull water from stored areas like your blood, which leads to a whole new set of problems.

About the author

Toslaw

Oluwafemi Toslaw -Webmaster, Young Media Entrepreneur, Blogger and Founder NaijaOlofofo Media

Leave a Comment