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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Summer is upon us and for many of us, that means proneness to dizziness, dry skin, fatigue, etc. We got some expert tips from our friends at Fit Body Boot Camp to give you lowdown on exercise safety and how to recognize signs of dehydration.

Thirst

Don’t ignore your feelings of thirst. If your mouth feels dry or sticky or your tongue feels parched or swollen, take this as a clear sign you need to replenish your fluids.

Bad Breath

A common cause of bad breath is dehydration. Sip on a water bottle throughout the day to ward off stinky breath.

Fatigue

Can’t seem to muster the energy to do your normal activities? Drink a glass of ice water and see if your energy returns.

Dizziness or Fainting

Lightheadedness, dizziness, or passing out are all signs of dehydration. Be sure to sit down and catch your breath, then drink some water and see if that does the trick!

Decrease in Bodily Fluids

Notice you’re not using the bathroom as often and not sweating as much? These are obvious signs you could very well be dehydrated. If your urine is a dark color, take it as a sign you need to drink more throughout the day.

Dry Skin

A lack of blood volume can lead to dry or flushed-looking skin. Before lathering on lotion, stop and take a big drink of water.

Headaches

A headache may be a sign you’re not drinking enough water. Your brain is surrounded by fluids! Instead of reaching for the pain reliever medication, drink a big glass of water and lie down for a few minutes.

Severe Symptoms

As dehydration progresses, it can become an emergency medical situation. Seek help immediately. It’s recommended that you drink half a gallon of water every day.

Check out Fit Body Boot Camp’s blog for more fitness and healthy lifestyle tips.

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