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What Is Hydration?

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What is Hydration?

The term ‘hydration’ in the English Dictionary defines as: ‘the process of causing something to absorb water’. This is referring to our body and blood and the spaces between cells.

There is a lot of water in the human body. About 60% men and 51% women, However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty.

Good hydration is one of the most important aspects of the diet 

It also lubricates our joints and eyes, helps our digestive system function and keeps our skin healthy. You should drink water every day. We have all been told we should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water, on average, every day.

For some people, less than 8 glasses will be enough. Other people may need more than 8 glasses each day. If you think you are not drinking enough water, check your urine. Urine is usually colorless, or light yellow when you are well hydrated. But if your urine is a dark yellow you are dehydrated, which means you need to drink more water to rehydrate yourself as soon as possible.

Dehydration can be very serious, if you think you are in anyway dehydrated. Please get yourself a drink of water as soon as possible and seek medical advice straight away. NHS

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