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News - 3rd November 2020
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Three reasons why you might still feel dehydrated after drinking water all day

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It’s no secret that staying hydrated is hugely important for our health and wellbeing, and even more so when we’re staying fit and active.

 

But have you ever drank plenty of fluids throughout the day, and still can’t seem to quench your thirst?

 

Well, there may be a reason for this.

 

Our friends at Aqua Optima have shared their thoughts and tips…

 

 

1)     You’re not actually drinking enough water

 

Everyone is different, so the amount of water you drink should reflect this. You need to take into consideration your height, weight and activity levels to determine how much water you should actually be drinking.

 

So, next time you feel the need to reach for that extra glass of water – do it!

 

However, you should always consult a doctor if you are experiencing severe levels of dehydration.

 

 

2)    You’re drinking dehydrating fluids

 

We all know how tempting that morning coffee can be, but it can actually prevent you from feeling fully hydrated.

 

Caffeine which is found in coffee and sugary drinks  operates as a diuretic which means that it can cause you to lose liquid more quickly.

 

So, try replacing your morning or midday coffee with a nice refreshing glass of filtered water, and mix it up by adding in fruit like lemons or limes to give it a fruity taste.

 

 

3)    You’re missing electrolytes

 

Feeling dehydrated could be a sign that you’re missing out on electrolytes which include sodium, chloride, magnesium and potassium and are necessary to deliver fluids to your cells.

 

Excessive sweating after a workout can result in a loss of electrolytes for example.

 

Try mixing an electrolyte sachet with filtered water in your bottle for your next workout. This can really help you stay hydrated and motivated to reach your exercise goals.

 

To view the full range of Aqua Optima water filter products, please visit the Aqua Optima website here.

 

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