Would you even know if you were dehydrated? It’s said that if you feel that you might be, chances are that you already are. Dehydration happens when the body loses more fluid than it takes in.
Makes sense. The problem is that most people don’t realize just how much they lose especially when it’s hot. You may or may not have water with you, so you think you’ll get around to it sooner than you do.
Most people underestimate how dangerous it actually it is and the problems it can cause.
Here are some signs that you might be dehydrated.
Dark yellow urine
Muscle spasms or cramps
Poor brain function - irritability, brain fog, or headaches
Rapid heart rate and heavy breathing
Dizziness and lightheaded when you go to stand up
Extreme thirst or parched mouth and throat
Water is essential to all of your bodily functions. It’s responsible for removing waste from the body, keeping your joints well lubricated, and keeping the body temperature stable.
Be especially careful with children and the elderly, as they may not notice themselves getting overheated.
Take breaks often, find shade, and get drink plenty of fresh water.
Go ahead, and have lots of fun outdoors, but stay safe, and stay hydrated!
Certified Health & Wellness Coach