Problems With Not Drinking Enough Water
After recently covering the benefits of drinking more water, we wanted to dive into problems that occur if you don’t drink enough water. It is recommended that the average person drinks 8 cups of water each day, but it obviously varies by each person on age, physical activity and so on. So what can happen if you don’t drink enough water during the day?
Results of Not Drinking Enough Water
Dehydration: Normally the first effect of not drinking enough water is dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include dryness of the mouth, lips, tongue and more. If your lack of water becomes more severe, dehydration can increase to difficulty urinating, confusion or dizziness.
Body Temperature: Water works in your body to cool itself down. Your internal organs and exterior skin need it even more during exercise to cool down. Without enough water, you could end up getting heat cramps, a rapid pulse, and much more.
Digestion Issues & Constipation: Drinking water helps your body with proper bowel function. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you could start to have toxin build up or possible weight gain.
Imbalance: In order to work properly, your body needs the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Waters also helps deliver oxygen throughout your body, helps remove toxic waste and boosts energy. Without enough water, you could feel groggy, or have an abnormal heart beat.
Increased Illness: Water works through your body to filter our various types of waste products. The process of filtering our waste will falter if you are dehydrated. With toxins accumulating within your body, you will frequently feel sick.
Premature Aging: As we age, our bodies hold onto lower amounts of water, so our intake should naturally be higher. The quickest place that you’ll notice issues is with the condition of your skin.
Water is the single most important thing for humans to consume! If you are having some of these side effects or if you don’t think you’re drinking enough water, try reading some of our tips to consume more water!