MAR. 23 490-illust_(Mar23)Are You Dehydrated Already

 

 

Are you drinking enough water?

Experts always tell us to drink at least 8 cups of water every day. According to statistics, over 40% of American adults drink less than 4 cups and 7% admitted drinking no water at all on a daily basis.

Some of the effects caused by being dehydrated are having headaches, feeling dizzy and feeling tired. Additionally, it also affects our mood by making us grumpy and confused.

Here are the ways where you can check if you need to drink water:

  • Are you thirsty? That’s the most obvious sign that says you are already dehydrated.
  • Look at your eyes. Do you have dark circles and are they sunken?
  • Pinch your skin. If it goes back quickly you are hydrated but if it’s slow to go back to its original shape, you are dehydrated.
Contributed by: TEACHER NATSU

 

Vocabulary Enhancement:

  1. Admit – declare something to be true
  2. Dehydrated – lose water or moisture
  3. Dizzy – the feeling that you are about to fall
  4. Grumpy – annoyed and irritable
  5. Hydrated – have enough supply of water or moisture

 

Perspective Exchange:

  1. How much water do you drink every day? Do you drink 8 cups or less? If less than 8, why?
  2. What do you feel when you didn’t drink enough water?
  3. What are the best ways to make sure we have enough supply of water in our body?