When we want to nourish abundant health, happiness and prosperity in our life we need to be aware of the basic needs of our minds.
One solution to proper mental functioning is Water. Take note of the following:
Mild dehydration due to low intake of water is stressful on the mind. It causes lack of decision making capacity, creativity, headaches, body aches and fatigue.
When you are dehydrated you do not have a sufficient amount of water in your body to power all the chemical and physical processes that take place.
You can see you are becoming more dehydrated when you urine starts to be more yellow or darker (with the exception of those who supplement with vitamin C who’s urine becomes yellow as the water soluble Vitamin C is flushed from the body)
If you ignore mild dehydration it can become chronic dehydration that starts to deplete the body’s electrolytes. Electrolytes are essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium sodium and chloride which are required for the normal functions of tissues, enzymes and hormones that power your chemical and physical activities.
Intense dehydration usually only occurs as a result of sustained prolonged activity without hydration. Blackouts and even death can result from chronic dehydration.
The amount of water your body needs depends mostly on your physical size. After that the items that have the most impact on hydration are activity level, environment and diet.
To learn more about the importance of water read these ten important reasons why you need to drink water.
Learn the power of water by reading this excellent book on water called Your Body’s Many Cries for Water
Read a highly rated review on children’s water bottles.
Here is one on adult water bottles.