With a potential heatwave coming next week, it’s a reminder that staying hydrated is important, and will be all summer long. But most of us forget to drink water throughout the day – our busy schedules just get in the way, and dehydration can cause health problems – but a new Instagram video has an easy way to determine if your dehydrated just by sitting at your desk.
If you want to know if you need more water, take the skin on your knuckles, and pinch it – if it returns easily, you’re hydrated, but if it takes a long time to go down, you’re dehydrated.
It’s not a perfect test, and it won’t replace doctor’s diagnosis, but it is a good indicator. Dehydration can lead to a host of health problems – dry skin and eyes, fatigue, dizziness, and irritability. More severe dehydration can lead to headaches and muscles crams, fainting and rapid heartbeat.
So fill up that glass before the heat gets here!
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