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Dehydration is the result of an extreme negative water balance. Basically, your body is getting rid of a lot more water than you’re taking in.

There are different things that can cause dehydration including vomiting and other sicknesses. But one of the most controllable reasons for dehydration is simply not drinking enough water.

Some of the first symptoms of dehydration are dry mouth and thirst. If this is your feeling thirsty throughout the day, it’s an early sign that its time to get some fluids in you.

Some of the more extreme symptoms include nausea, lightheadedness, and fatigue.

But hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to find a game plan for yourself that keeps you well hydrated so that you never have to deal with any of these symptoms again.

Try using a larger water bottle

If you have more water around, chances are you’ll drink more water. One of the biggest things this helps you do is to drink before you get thirsty.

The best way to stay hydrated is to drink throughout the day.

Markdown your water bottle

Set goals for yourself throughout the day. Sometimes gamifying your water intake is super effective.

Try marking your bottle down with different drinking goals for you to reach throughout the day.

Use alarms and apps

This is another easy way to gamify for water intake using your phone and/or other devices.

You can set alarms for the hours that you’re awake and active,  as a reminder for you to take a sip throughout the day.

It’s a great way to get used to drinking throughout the day before you even get thirsty. And eventually, you may able to develop a habit of drinking water regularly so that you’re not dependent on the app to remind you to drink.