Importance of Staying Hydrated

We do we need to stay hydrated?

To survive! Every cell, every tissue, every muscle, every organ needs water to function. Our bodies use water for a number of functions, including: removing waste, helping with digestion, lubricating and maintain joints and regulate our temperature.

How do we lose water?

We lose more water, and in more ways than we realise. Every time we go to the bathroom, every time we sweat, particularly if we are sick with diarrhoea or vomiting, lose water from just hot weather or from exercise, when we are sick with a fever, and even by breathing. Knowing when we lose water is important, because if we do not, we are at risk of becoming dehydrated.

Common Signs of dehydration

Some people will experience some of these signs, while others will experience different ones. Please note that just because you do not experience any of these, does not mean you are not dehydrated, or these symptoms can be sign for other illness

Symptoms of dehydration include the following:

  • Increased thirst
  • Headaches
  • Increased dizziness or fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Change in colour of urine

 

Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.

Tammy Kacev Nutrition Expert

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