When you’re looking at getting fit and staying fit, your body needs all the fuel it can get. Much of your body is made up of water, which is why drinking fluids every day is so crucial. According to health authorities, we should all be drinking at least eight glasses of water per day or around two litres, but we’re not. Everyday Australians are walking around in a constant state of dehydration, with average water consumption at about 1.2 litres a day, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
If a little over a litre per day is all you’re consuming without taking into consideration sweat and fluid lost through exercise, then it’s time to make a change. If you take an active approach to water intake, your body will thank you for it.
What Are the Signs of Dehydration?
Many Australians become dehydrated every day, and they don’t even know it. Then, when they go to work out, that dehydration becomes worse.
Signs of dehydration include:
- Feeling overly thirsty
- Having a dry mouth
- Feeling fatigued
- Not urinating frequently
- Yellow urine
- Dizzy spells
- Dry skin