Dehydration – The Importance of Staying Hydrated
Dehydration Problematic for Digestive Function and Chemical Balance
It’s important to stay hydrated. In the summer with higher temperatures, you sweat more, losing around 2.5 Liters of water daily. The human body is 70% water. Even with just slight dehydration, the digestive function and chemical balance will be impaired.
Stay Hydrated and Maintain a Fast Metabolism
With warmer weather and outside workouts, The American Council on Exercise advises their ACE certified personal trainers to suggest to clients to drink a minimum of 8 large glasses of water per day in order to stay hydrated and maintain a fast metabolism.
It’s best to avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks because they counteract hydration. Dark and decreased urine is a sign of severe dehydration; you’ll need to replace the fluids, sugar and salts your body has lost. Having a large glass of water combined with a banana will quickly restore your electrolytes. A far better and nutritious choice over the chemical laden power drinks such as Gatorade.
The Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration Range From Minor to Severe and Include:
- Increased thirst.
- Dry mouth and swollen tongue.
- Palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding)
- Sluggishness fainting.