The water in our body gets depleted every day just by daily living. We lose water daily through our sweat, urine, and breath. Exercise, thinking, and stress can also diminish the water in our bodies. If we don’t replenish and hydrate, our bodies will notice.

Without the proper amount of water, our cells will feel the impact of dehydration and cannot perform at their optimal abilities.

Irritability and lethargy can be impacted by how hydrated we are. Besides feeling punk, there are other ways to know if you consume enough water. Dark urine means you are dehydrated and should increase your water intake. If you pinch your skin and your skin stays pinched, you might need to down a glass. Headaches and stiff muscles are often relieved with a refreshing glass of water. Drinking water throughout the day will support optimal cell function.

After a good night’s sleep, most people have not consumed any water for more or less eight hours, so when you wake up, you can do your body a favor by having a glass of water as soon as you get out of bed.

On the flip side, if you only drink water but never add electrolytes to your diet, your blood won’t have enough nutrients to distribute, and you might feel weak. Routinely eating fruits and vegetables is also essential because not only do they add water to your diet, but they also add electrolytes. Adding a lemon, lime, orange, or even a slice of cucumber or celery to your glass of water will add flavor and electrolytes.

Splashing water on your face when you are fatigued will boost your energy. Daily showering or bathing will add hydration through absorption in your skin and help you feel refreshed. Plus, washing your hands throughout the day will diminish the number of unwanted germs.

Water is one of nature’s simple miracles. If the water in your tap tastes funny, you can check it for heavy metals or unwanted bacteria. Many different water filters are available to remove heavy metals and contaminants so your water is crystal clear and delightful. There are even filters available for the shower.

Adding hydration to your life supports your physical and mental health and general well-being.

So drink up, take a bath, and rejuvenate yourself with water!