Dehydration

  • Simply put, dehydration is a lack of water. 
  • Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water to maintain a normal healthy balance at the cellular level.  This means it can’t carry out its normal functions at an optimum level.
  • Dehydration can be mild or severe. 
  • With mild dehydration you will become thirsty, fatigued, and may feel muscle cramping.  
  • As dehydration worsens, symptoms become more severe. 
  • Severe dehydration can be life threatening, as your body can no longer carry out life sustaining functions.

Did You Know?

If you are thirsty,
you are ALREADY dehydrated!

Signs of Dehydration

What Color Are You?

  • The color of your urine can provide an indicator of your hydration level. 
  • Note that other factors may affect your urine color. See a physician if you have any concerns.

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Staying properly hydrated goes
beyond just quenching your thirst!

Check out the Put It Into Practice tools coming up.
They’ll help you get and stay hydrated!