Being in an Information Science age, often time we tend to spend our time in front of electronic gadgets. Exposing ourselves to these devices drain our water content in the body via our eyes at large. There are a hell lot of radiating devices around you, which in turn drains your water content through your skin.
How do you know if you are getting dehydrated? Here are the 5 most important symptoms of dehydration:
1. Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you’re already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when your are not thirsty, don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
2. Urine Color change: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake. Dark color, orange color, darker shade of yellow or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water. The darker, the more you need to balance the fluid equation.
3. Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its big share of water. Sometimes excessive water loss can lead to severe skin issues. Most of the time, it is visible in the face through acnes and dark circles around your eyes.
4. Hunger: Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, but in reality, it could be a symptom of dehydration. Having a glass of water [300ml] half an hour before having meals is good for digestion. I personally don’t prefer to drink water during meal intake but there is no scientific theory suggesting not to drink water during meal intake.
5. Tiredness and Fatigue: Water is a source of energy and gives you a boost in energy. Next time, when you feel tired or stressed, don’t forget to grab a glass of water immediately.
Its a good practice to carry a bottle of water where ever you go. Keep the water bottle just next to your work desk so that you get reminded often. If you are a die-hard mobile user, install a water reminder app.