Did you know that chronic dehydration is the leading cause of fatigue and low energy? Experts say that over 75% of adults in the U.S. are chronically dehydrated even when they drink plenty of water. That’s because not all water is created equal. I’ll explain why in a bit.
Water has a profound influence on your energy and health. Your cells lose 10% of their energy for every 1% they are dehydrated. Because of how dehydrated people are, most people experience an average daily energy loss at the cellular level of 20% to 30%.
Signs of Dehydration per Mayo Clinic
Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
- Few or no tears when crying
- Dry skin
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause:
- Extreme thirst
- Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults
- Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes
- Lack of sweating
- Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be dark yellow or amber
- Sunken eyes
- Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn’t “bounce back” when pinched into a fold
- Low blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat or breathing
- In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness
The Health Consequences of Chronic Dehydration
Chronic dehydration is linked to many health problems including stress, chronic fatigue, tiredness, sleep problems, dry skin, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, weight gain, anxiety, headaches, high blood pressure, depression, toxicity, high blood sugar, brain fog and joint pain and immune system problems.
Tips to Avoid Dehydration
- Reduce or eliminate beverages like alcohol, coffee, soda, and other drinks that contain caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners, synthetic nutrients, etc.
- Avoid high sodium foods, chemicals and preservatives. Even if you’re not dehydrated, you should avoid these foods anyway. They are just bad for your health.
- Eliminate all iodized (table) salt and replace with small amounts of pink Himalayan salt.
- Drink a lot of fluids, especially on hot, dry, and windy days.
- Drink fluids, even if not thirsty. If you wait until you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
How to Stay Hydrated
Not sure how much water to drink? A good basic rule of thumb is to take your body weight (in pounds) and divide it by 2. This is the number of ounces of water that you need to drink each day. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you need to drink 80 ounces of water a day. If you have a health condition, talk to your doctor about what’s right for you.
Here are 3 other tips to keep you hydrated:
- Two hours before playing beach volleyball, going for a run or other exercise, drink 2 cups (16 ounces) of fluids. Make sure to stay hydrated during and after exercise too.
- Choose foods high in water like most fruits and vegetables. A slice of watermelon on a hot summer day is a great snack and fluid booster.
- Check out your urine. Monitor the volume and color of your urine to determine your hydration level using the urine color chart below.
To make drinking water more interesting, I often add lemon to my water. I also find that drinking a good amount of water upon rising helps keeps me from being dehydrated.
What do you do to stay hydrated? What’s your favorite water?
My Favorite Water
I’ve been struggling with chronic dehydration for years so I have tried many different kinds of water to help over come that. I drink plenty of water every day and still always feel dehydrated. Some water is worse than others. For example, I need to drink a lot more distilled or reverse osmosis water than spring water in order to get rehydrated but I was still always thirsty. Well, I was until I was introduced to Hydra Blue. Full disclosure: I became an affiliate of Hydra-Blue because it is unlike any other water my husband and I have ever experienced. It really helps hydrate us, unlike so many other waters.
Why is Hydra Blue different?
Hydra Blue is a natural spring water that is bottled at the source in Blue Spring, Georgia. It is enhanced with a nature-based technology that restores the full spectrum of energetic frequencies water needs to fully hydrate and energize your cells. It’s got a great mountain taste and can:
- Naturally Boost your Energy
- Reduce Stress and Anxiety
- Help you Sleep Better
- Improve Dry Skin
- Improve Performance
- Improve Mental Clarity
- Improve Cellular Hydration
- Help with Weight Loss
- Improve Detoxification
- Help Lower Inflammation
- Improve Digestion & Constipation
- Improve Innate Healing Power
Hydra Blue is high-energy water as nature intended. It allows the body to heal itself. Most of the water out there is dead water so it doesn’t hydrate you at the cellular level. I recommend this water to everyone who wants to energize their body and energize their life. It is by far the best and most hydrating water I have ever had. Check out this cool video that explains why this water is so special.
If you decide to try out Hydra Blue, I’d love to hear your experience with it. If you have additional tips on staying hydrated, please share them! I’d love to hear from you.