Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in the body to slow down which can result in feeling tired and fatigued.
2. High blood pressure
When fuly hydrated the blood sits at around 92% water. When dehydrated blood becomes thicker causing resistance to blood flow and therefore elevated blood pressure.
When dehydrated you body will restrict airways as a means to conserve water.
4. Skin disorders
Dehydration effect the elimination of toxins through the skin leading to all types of disorders, including dermatitis, psoriasis, wrinkling and discoloration.
5. High cholesterol
The body produces more cholesterol when dehydrated in order to prevent water loss from cells.
6. Digestive disorders
A shortage of water that contains valuable alkaline minerals can lead to digestive disorders including ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.
7. Bladder or Kidney infections
When the body is dehydrated you accumulate more toxins and waste in the bladder and kidneys, an environment where bacteria thrive resulting in infection, inflammation and pain.
The colon is one of the primary regions the body draws water from. Without adequate water waste moves through much more slowly or sometimes not at all.
9. Joint Pain
All joints have fluid which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow resulting in pain and discomfort.
10. Weight Gain
When dehydrated the cells are depleted of energy and as a result people tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty.
11. Premature aging
When dehydrated for a long period of time the body’s largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.
How much water do you lose per day?
Studies show that every day we lose water in the following ways:
- Sweat: 500ml per day
- Breath: 250ml per day
- Eliminate (in solids and urine): 1400ml per day
- Total: 2.15 litres!
How much water should I drink per day?
1 litre per 22kg of body weight
Example: 44kg = 2 lts, 66kg = 3 lts, 88kg = 4 lts, 110kg = 5 lts Etc.
It’s not an exact science, however, if you aim to drink at least 3 litres of water per day, or 8 glasses, then you’ll be doing well.
Water means water … not tea, not coffee, not cola or anything else but WATER!