We have all seen water bottles with times listed on the sides reminding you to continue drinking water throughout the day. As you spend time outside this summer and temperatures continue to increase, staying hydrated is just as important as wearing your sunscreen.

Do you know the warning signs that you are dehydrated? Spend just a moment on an internet search and there are more articles about this topic then you will have the desire to read.

Here are some signs to be aware of, it might just be your body telling you it needs more water. The first symptoms of dehydration include thirst, darker urine, and decreased urine production. As the condition progresses to moderate dehydration, symptoms include:

  • Dry mouth or bad breath
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness in muscles or muscle cramps
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dry or flushed skin
  • Fever and chills
  • Food cravings, especially for sweets

Here are just a few quick-read articles on the importance of hydration: