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Why dehydration is making you fat and sick

Summer may be almost over, but dehydration can wreck havoc on your body all year round if you are not drinking enough water.

Dehydration can cause weight gain, headaches, as well as body aches, and ultimately lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. You might also experience constipation, allergy symptoms, skin irritations, high blood pressure, and a whole lot of other health issues that will become acute as part of a biological chain reaction as your body struggles to maintain normal processes in spite of the lack of water. Listen to your body and adjust your physical activity accordingly. Needless to say, sweating during any kind of physical activity is normal and lost fluids must be replenished. So drink up before, during and after your workouts.

Don’t be surprised if the pounds are starting to creep on suddenly, too. Weight gain can be caused by choosing food instead of water when battling low energy that is in fact a result of dehydration. Not to mention that a lack of energy typically results in a lack of activity. So before you grab a snack when feeling tired, try drinking a cup of water first.



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