Dehydration: It’s Even Worse Than You Think

Dehydration: It's Even Worse Than You Think

September 24, 2023 / Comments (2)


Of course we all know the importance of drinking water…

But knowing and doing are two completely different things.

Everyone knows that they should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day… but how many people are actually doing it?

The truth is that most folks are severely dehydrated. And science has proven that dehydration can have terrible consequences for your health.

Click here to learn 11 reasons why dehydration is worse than you think.

Adverse effects from not drinking enough water include digestive, skin, bladder and kidney problems, fatigue, and even headaches. We need water as much as the air we breathe in! Keeping your body hydrated is not a joke.

Did you know that dehydration actually sets in just before you start feeling thirsty? Sipping water throughout the day is the best way to handle it. Always have a bottle or a glass of water handy! If you’re not a morning person, having two glasses of water right after you wake up will boost up your blood pressure to normal levels, and it’s way healthier than having your first coffee on an empty stomach.

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Drinking water is one of the simplest and best things you can do for your body and your survival.

Dehydration is no joke. It can affect just about every system in your body, from digestion to muscles, bones and even brain function.

Click here to learn about the dangers of dehydration and how to avoid them.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 24, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

2 Responses to :
Dehydration: It’s Even Worse Than You Think

  1. stormy says:

    As an Exercise Specialist with a few thousand clients under my belt, 30 instructors, 2 exercise studios, certifications up the yingyang…ICE water gets one hydrated faster than room or body temperature. Scientists do not understand the why of this as yet. But it is true. Never rehydrate using any liquid with ‘electrolytes’ or anything other than pure plain ice cold water. Electrolytes and other foods in your water causes that water to be digested first before it is allowed into one’s blood stream. Pure water ONLY. Athletes will have trained their bodies by carbohydrate ‘loading’ …making their own glycogen/blood sugar hold as many calories as possible. Easily available calories…but only 25 miles of calories (100 calories per mile whether you run or walk or crawl) so 2500 calories thereabouts can be stored in the blood stream. Less for couch potatoes. Athletes’ bodies know how to keep their core temperature down! To do a marathon, one needs to have a body that can sweat very well. Sweat is what cools us down, as long as there is moving air to wick the heat away from evaporation! Athletes need far more water added to their bodies because they are losing so much more than…couch potatoes. Pure water. No electrolytes!! No fat or protein 3 or 4 hours before a race. Carbohydrates are processed in 15 minutes, fat and protein take up to 3 hours to 3 days to digest. The 2 nights before a race one needs to carbohydrate load.

    During a marathon, fat is necessary for fuel. But our brain and proprioceptors and spinal cord or CNS need glycogen, blood sugar for fuel. To be able to THINK and move with coordination. That is why the carbohydrate loading. To do a marathon? 25 miles? At 100 calories that equals 2500 calories. Guess how many calories are in a pound of body fat?? 4000. After the bodily needs, the amount of calories we humans can enlist from a pound of body fat is 3500. One pound of body fat can carry us 35 MILES. But without blood glycogen our brains go whoo woo. Like people who skip breakfast only to be driven to eat a donut because of low blood sugar? They like, DROVE to work with no blood sugar thus no coordination or abilty to truly THINK to do well for their bosses? Irresponsible. Let’s not talk about the asinine trend for fasting…ugh!
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