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Are you dehydrated?

When you are dehydrated, it means that the amount of fluids (water) your body is losing is more than the amount of water your body is taking in.

You're not drinking enough water if your urine is dark, concentrated and has a strong smell. If it’s clear and odourless then you are drinking enough fluid.

What happens when you are dehydrated

Even if you are slightly dehydrated you will feel weaker and you will move and react slower, and it could affect your performance at work.

A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. Low concentration levels could be a result of dehydration. Headaches are often a sign of dehydration, so before reaching for a headache pill, try a glass of water.