The simple fact that the human body is made up of roughly 60-percent water should illustrate the importance of hydration. Everything from a strenuous bout of exercise to drinking too many glasses of wine and not enough water in between can zap your H20 stores. However, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to staying hydrated.
Here are eight unexpected causes of dehydration…
If you’re under the gun at work or feeling financial strain, it’s likely that your hydration demands will increase along with your stress level. Research out of the University of Connecticut found that the more stress hormones (i.e., aldosterone, a hormone that effects fluid storage) emitted by your adrenal glands—the sooner the adrenals become fatigued, causing fluid and electrolyte depletion.