You might be too tired because you need to drink more water
If you’re feeling too tired and you’re dragging throughout the day, it could be that you need to drink more water. Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration — even losing just 1-2% of your body water percentage is enough to have an effect. It can impair your thinking and cause an imbalance in important electrolytes such as sodium and potassium which help with muscle and heart function.
Many people think that they’re dehydrated when they start to feel thirsty — not true! Other symptoms of being dehydrated appear before you notice that you’re thirsty such as tiredness, headaches, dizziness, and poor concentration.
As a general rule, it’s recommended that women drink (8) eight ounce glasses every day while men should drink (10) eight ounce glasses per day. If you’re activity levels increase, you’ll need to increase your water consumption to cover the fluid lost through sweating. Other contributing factors that have an influence on how much water you need are the climate in which you live, your health, and age.
Your body water percentage is an important measurement when it comes to determining just how healthy you are. You need to compensate the loss of body water via sweating, excreting urine, and breathing by increasing your intake of water to create a balance. This will help your body to function at peak efficiency, and you’ll feel better.
Your body water percentage may be too low
Being thirsty is a indication that you’ve lost a significant percentage of body water. This low body water percentage can result in tiredness, dry lips, muscle and joint soreness, and fatigue. You don’t have a lot of energy, and you’re too tired to feel like being very active.
Being able to measure body water percentage can be a big help when it comes to maintaining a healthy balance between your water intake vs. output. You won’t have wait until you’re “dying of thirst” to determine whether your body water percentage is in the healthy range or you’re on the way to becoming dehydrated.
Ivy Health Labs has created the Body Analysis Scale which uses high precision sensors to provide accurate measurements of your body water percentage in addition to seven other measurements of your body composition. By uploading information from the scale to the Ivy Health app, you have that ability to, not only collect important information regarding your body composition, but can examine this data to look for patterns and trends with respect to factors that may contribute to changes in your overall health.
Pour yourself an ice cold glass…
To get the ideal body water percentage you need to make drinking more water part of your daily routine. Staying fully hydrated will make you feel better, both physically and mentally, and you’ll be able to eliminate that as a reason for being tired. It’s easy to do, it’s free, and it’s a simple cure for being “too tired”.