The way to truly maintain a healthy lifestyle is by drinking an adequate amount of water. You can exercise regularly, eat healthy, and have a great sleep schedule, but without drinking enough water, all of these will not have the same effect on your body and mind. If anything, they are probably useless.
Dehydration can occur fairly quickly and easily, with many people not realizing they have the symptoms.
Being in a state of dehydration isn’t always what you see on the movie screen where the protagonist is passed out in the middle of a desert with extremely cracked lips and choking on air. In other words, you don’t have to be going through a heatstroke to experience dehydration. Far from it, in fact. When you don’t drink enough water, it is the subtle signs that give it away. You can see some of them in the accompanying chart above.
Physical health is important to keep up with, but mental health is just as essential to your well-being.
Everyday stress can affect you physically and mentally. Chronic stress may also cause disease, either because of changes in your body or the overeating, smoking, and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. Other forms of chronic stress, such as depression and low levels of social support, have also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk.
Be sure to preserve all aspects of your health when improving your overall lifestyle. They all work in tandem, so don’t forget to treat them as such.