Most people probably don’t even realise that they are dehydrated.
By the time your thirst mechanism kicks in you are most likely already 1 – 2% dehydrated, and this will be having an affect on how your mind and body performs.
There is clearly a link between dehydration and energy levels and studies show that mild dehydration can also affect your mood as well as your ability to think clearly.
“Even mild dehydration that can occur during the course of our ordinary daily activities can degrade how we are feeling – especially for women, who appear to be more susceptible to the adverse effects of low levels of dehydration than men. Mild dehydration may also interfere with other daily activities, even when there is no physical demand component present.”
Harris Lieberman, a research psychologist
You may be thinking, “How can I be dehydrated? I drink lots of water!”
The problem is that even if you do drink the recommended amounts of water, it may not be effectively getting into your cells. When looking at hydration, its important not just to look at the quantity of water you are drinking, its important to look at the quality of water you are drinking.
What easier way could there be to create better health for your family than by making the small change of looking at the quality of the water you drink.