Have you ever felt dizzy for no apparent reason? Do you have a drowsy or nauseating feeling? This could be due to a lack of water in your body. Water is essential, but many of us cannot get even the bare minimum. This could be due to a preference for sugary beverages (such as soda) or because you simply dislike drinking plain water. Humans are made up of 60-70% water, so we must drink enough of it, and it is required for the proper functioning of every system in our body.
So, how much water should we consume per day? The answer is it depends. Exercise, climate, activity level, gender, age, being pregnant or breastfeeding, and the elevation we live at all influence how much water our bodies require. We may need more, or we may need less. Water is necessary for survival; therefore, we must drink water every day to replenish what we have lost. Otherwise, our body, organs, and systems will be unable to function properly. Water regulates our body temperature, cushions our joints, and protects our spine and other tissues. It also improves our appearance by reducing wrinkles and eye bags and eliminating waste from the body through urine, sweat, and bowel movements. As a result, if we do not drink enough water, we become dehydrated. It starts with thirst, fatigue, not peeing as frequently as we should, or our urine turning dark. This can cause confusion, hazy thinking, mood swings, heat, and constipation. However, we should also be careful not to drink too much water, as this can cause hyponatremia in our bodies. It is a condition in which there is too much water in the body, which can be dangerous because it dilutes the electrolytes, blood, and sodium levels, also known as water intoxication.
Most of us have difficulty getting enough water, so what can we do to get more? When you wake up, you can start your day with a glass of water. Second, always carry a water bottle with you when you leave the house. If you don’t like plain water, you can flavor it with mint, lemon, or cucumber, as long as it’s not too chemically. Eating more fruits and vegetables is also important because % of our fluid comes from the food we eat, such as watermelon, spinach, cucumber, green peppers, berries, cauliflower, radishes, and celery. Get a cool water jug, mug, or cooler to keep your drink cool and make you want to drink more water. Getting enough water has numerous advantages. The first benefit is that it improves our physical performance, particularly when we exercise. It aids recovery and energy levels. Water helps us stay awake and think clearly, prevents headaches and hangovers, reduces hunger, and increases our metabolism, which aids in weight loss.
We often overlook the importance of getting enough water, but it’s critical to remember how much you need and why. The importance of water intake in our daily lives is something that should not be taken for granted. Not only does it provide many benefits to the body, but it also provides a sense of satisfaction. We need to get the right amount of water every day, and not just when we’re thirsty.