How can I make sure I am drinking enough water?

The following are signs of dehydration and that you're not drinking enough water:
  • Your mouth is constantly dry.
  • Your urine is very dark or you’re not producing enough of it.
  • You're often feel dizzy during your workouts.
  • Your body's energy varies from workout to workout.
  • You get body cramps often.
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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Here are ways that you can make sure you’re getting enough water.
  1. Know when to drink more: When you do something that raises your heart rate, like exercising, you lose water. Counteract this loss by drinking an 8-oz glass of water per hour of activity.
  2. Drink 1 for 1: Caffeine dehydrates your body. For every cup of coffee or tea you drink, have 1 glass of water too.
  3. Get your water from food: Many fruits and vegetables are rich in water -- the juicer, the better. Watermelon, papaya, cucumber and celery are great choices because they have water, sodium and potassium, which are all needed to prevent dehydration.
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