Are you Drinking Enough Water?
7 common signs that you might be thirsty
I’ve read that people need about 2 litres of water a day to stay healthy, but that also assumes the average person is sedentary. I find it’s not enough for me. I feel better after 12-16 ounces (or 3-4 litres).
Water helps with digestion, regulating body temperature, keeping your brain functioning and your muscles moving. No surprise that up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. – Lao Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism
Thirst is a tricky thing. It takes awareness to recognize when you’re thirsty because it sometimes feels like you’re run down or hungry. Here are 7 signs that you might be thirsty:
- Intense salty or sweet cravings
- An apple or 8-12 almonds doesn’t fill you up
- Difficulty getting to the right word or your tongue feeling thick
- Tiredness or sleepiness you can’t shake
- Muscle cramps or stomach pains
- Headache or migraine
Any food app will track water but even easier is the classic 5-bar tally mark. My mug holds 2 cups so I drink/track 6 of them at work, plus a cup in the morning and a cup with dinner.
How do you track your water each day? Click reply or post a comment with your favourite app or a low-tech option?