Did you know that 25% of kids and teenagers don't drink ANY water as part of their fluid intake?
A surprising number of adults don't drink enough water, as well, with one study finding that half of Americans don't get their recommended daily intake of water. Many people down numerous caffeinated beverages throughout the day in order to stay awake, but forget to drink the one liquid that is absolutely vital to our survival. Not drinking enough water can pose serious threats to your health, including digestive issues, urinary tract infections, premature aging, and anxiety.
Water makes up anywhere from 55-65% of your body, which means you need a lot of it to stay hydrated. The water in your body becomes depleted when you exercise and do other activities, so replacing it is crucial. Water aids in almost every bodily function, so it quite literally gives us life.
As the water epidemic continues to grow, people have been searching for ways to drink more water, such as bringing a gallon with them to work, or making smoothies with water as the base. However, even with these attempts to drink more water, it's important to be able to recognize the signals from your body that you need more water.
HERE ARE 5 SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO DRINK MORE WATER:
1. YOUR MOUTH, SKIN, AND EYES FEEL DRY.
One of the biggest signs you need to drink more water appears on your skin, believe it or not. If you don't drink enough water, you won't sweat out all the toxins that have accumulated on your skin, which means you will be prone to clogged pores, which results in breakouts. Sweat also helps get rid of internal toxins, and since the skin is our largest organ, many toxins can be removed through it.
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