How to tell you're dehydrated in 5 seconds flat

 21 Jul 2015

Last week we asked three health experts how much water we need to drink to stay well. But even the healthiest peeps with the best of intentions can forget to down their daily dose of H2O and two thirds of people are dehydrated on a daily basis.

Scary fact: two thirds of people are dehydrated on a daily basis.

It’s really important to be sipping on water regularly, but if you’re not sure if you or your family are getting enough water to function at your best, we’ve put together a little infographic to help you out.

Just so you know, this is a sponsored post. But the opinions are our own and we researched the topic and came to these conclusions independently.

For more info on signs and symptoms like those above, check out the following resources: Web MDNHSMedicine NetMedline Plus and Time

Have you checked off a few of these dehydration symptoms? Go here to see 12 easy ways to drink more water each day.

Note: If you do have an ongoing problem, we recommend talking with a natural health practitioner who can discuss your signs and symptoms and develop a treatment plan just for you. Can’t find one? Check out our IQS experts here.

A few last quirky things you didn’t know about water:
•    Roughly 70 per cent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
•    Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
•    You begin to feel thirsty when your body loses 1% of water.
•    Your bones are comprised of 31 per cent water.
•    Only one per cent of the world’s water is drinkable.

How much water do you drink a day? Let us know how you get in your 8 glasses (or more!) below. 

Article written by Meg Yonson for I QUIT SUGAR.