Written by Daryl J.
What Is Dehydration and How to Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is very important and something that you should be conscious of especially when staying in hot climates and when being very active in sports and exercise. Becoming dehydrated occurs when the bodyâ€™s water level starts getting low and the body becomes less efficient in performing some of it processes due to this water lose.
Some of the main signs of dehydration are:
You become thirsty
Your urine becomes a heavier yellowish color
You become fatigue
You may become constipated
Other bodily functions show inefficiency due to inadequate blood supply whisch is caused by dehydration
The body becomes dehydrated when the body loses water that is not replaced or adequately replaced. Some cause of dehydration is sweating from exercise or participation is a sporting event or sweating due to illness, urinating as a natural process or to rid the system of an over-indulgence in alcohol and other liquids.
Note that eating very hot and/or spicy foods may also cause the body to sweat. Caffeine contained in some teas and coffee as well as alcohol is diuretic which causes the body to lose water through sweating or urination. Also some sicknesses may cause the loss of water through vomiting.
If we listen to our body we will keep ourselves pretty well hydrated. That is to say drink when you are thirsty and when you notice that you feeling a bit drained. When you are feeling a bit constipated or notice that your urine is becoming a heavier yellow try drinking some water to alleviate this problems. Avoid the over-inmay have developed diabetes dulgence in alcohol and other diuretics, unless of course if proscribed by a licensed physician.
This article speaks about staying hydrated and re-hydrating yourself by drinking water. Mainly it is because water is what the body has lost. You can hydrate, replace the lose water, by drinking juices or eating fruit that contain a high level of water such as melons, but these processed juices are very high in sugar, fruits though natural also contain high level of sugar though less then the processed juices. Freshly squeezed juices contain the same amount as the fruit itself.
Pure water contains no additives, as with tap water, and has no bad side effects when drank within the right proportions. Example , it does not take eight glasses of water in a day to replace two cups of water lose through aweating and urination.
Note: If you are stuck on a cycle of constantly urinating and drinking water then you should consult a licensed physician as this is a sign that you are either drinking too much water or may have developed diabetes.
Stay hydrated and stay healthy!