One thing is abundantly clear: from headaches to dizziness, dehydration is a drag. But what does proper hydration feel like and how do I know if I’m living my life with enough hydration?
While this article will cover ways to know that you are hydrated, here’s a brief refresher on the signs of dehydration:
- Dizziness or a Racing Heart
- Lack of Energy or Irritability
Ok, so those are symptoms of being dehydrated but how do you know if you’re hydrated?
3 Signs of Good Hydration:
1. Reactive Skin Elasticity
With your left palm flat on a table, pinch the skin of your knuckle with two fingers of your right hand. When you’re fully hydrated the skin should settle back onto the knuckle fairly quickly.
2. Reasonable Recovery Times
You know your body well, and you know what a reasonable recovery time should be for a workout. While there may be factors that cause recovery time to fluctuate (like an increase in intensity or a long break in training frequency) if you’re being consistent in your workouts your recovery time should be consistent as well
A longer than usual recovery time could mean that you’ve missed out on some crucial hydration. If you consistently struggle with longer than average recovery periods after workouts, you may want to consider adding a recovery-focused hydration supplement to your routine. Nuun makes a product that’s aimed at everyday health care – Nuun Immunity.
Nuun Immunity is specially designed to provide everyday immune system support or help you unwind after a long day. Featuring hydration-boosting electrolytes, free-radical fighting antioxidants, and internal recovery anti-inflammatories, the range of Nuun Immunity supports a healthy hydration and immune system. Packed with zinc, turmeric, elderberry, ginger & Echinacea, these tablets are great for your workday, while traveling, and for ongoing immune system support.