Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining, there’s a little breeze to keep you cool, not a cloud in the sky, and you’re… sitting on the toilet.
Yep, another summer day and you’re trapped in the bathroom with diarrhea or constipation.
Summer is for enjoying the outdoors, barbecuing, and sipping a cold drink – not for suffering on the toilet.
But whether you can’t go or can’t stop going, you likely have one issue in common: dehydration.
And more time in the bathroom isn’t the only side effect of dehydration. Being dehydrated impacts every aspect of your life.
- You might have a hard time concentrating
- You might head to the vending machine at 2 PM (when you’re actually thirsty, not hungry!)
- Your legs might feel restless
- When you stand up at the end of the day, you might feel dizzy or lightheaded
- You might be too fatigued to play with your kids
- If you try to workout, you’ll find you get tired more quickly than usual
- If you make it through that workout, you’ll be sore for days
- You can sit on the couch all night – not just because you’re tired but because you never need to get up to go to the bathroom
- You wake up in the night with charley horse cramps
And if you don’t address these signs of dehydration early on, you can experience severe reactions like heat stroke, seizures, and even comas.
If you want to support your body in healing, and feel amazing, you have to get and stay hydrated.