Not Staying Hydrated Will Leave You Feeling More Sluggish Than Before
Dehydration happens when you’re not drinking enough water, leaving you feeling drained and disoriented. Most adults should drink around six and eight glasses of water a day, but few people do. Maybe you’re too busy to track how much water you’ve had or drinking soda or juice instead. Whatever your reason, now is the time to start getting hydrated. Dehydration can cause fatigue and headaches and make it hard to focus.
It can also lead to digestive issues like constipation and bloating and cause dull, dry skin. Over time, chronic dehydration can have serious impacts on your urinary system. Your kidneys filter waste from your body. Without enough water, the kidneys won’t function properly and may develop painful kidney stones. Dehydration can also lead to urinary tract infections. Drinking sugar-free flavored or sparkling water or adding fruit or fresh herbs might make it easier to stay hydrated.