Thursday, June 04, 2009

Fatigue & Dehydration is easy to spot - just look at your pee!

I'm hungry, tired and just peed bright yellow.

What does that mean?

Dehydration. All of them are symptoms of dehydration.

So, the next time you are hungry - drink a glass of water, wait 20 minutes and then eat something - if you are still hungry.

And, the next time you are tired - drink a big glass of water, wait 20 minutes and then - if you are still tired, take a 15 minute nap. Close the door, hang a "Do Not Disturb" Sign and put your head on the desk. (Think grammar school "rest periods!") If they won't leave you alone, go sit in your car or hide in a friend's office!

Finally, the next time you pee bright yellow instead of clear or very light yellow, know that you are dehydrated and drink a big glass of water. Maybe drink two. Coffee, which I love, dehydrates. I think I'm seeing the results of my cup a day treat. That's o.k. I just need to compensate.

Now ... going to go take that 15 minute nap. Then I am going to eat something delicious. Self-care. I love it!


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Solomon said...

Vitamin B supplements can also cause bright yellow urine. Just a fyi. :)

Viveca said...

Good call Solomon, and true. Once I started a new supplement regieme and WOW.

In this case it was the wawa calling. It is easy for me to lose track of time when I am working ... I really have to set a timer to remember to stretch, give my eyes a break, relax my hands, eat and drink ...

I am an absent-minded blogger!

Cheers! V.

Kimberly said...

just wanted to say Hi. I saw you left a comment on Jen's blog - about missing dog beach in O.B. I post pix from there too :) feel free to peek a poo from time to time!

JD at I Do Things said...

I was going to mention the B vitamin thing too. Sometimes my pee is really an alarming yellow because of that!

But it's always good to remind people to drink more water. I don't understand people who "can't drink water." It's WATER! My 74-year-old Mom is outside sunbathing right now, and when she comes in, she'll have a tiny sip of her Starbuck's and that'll be that. Drives me nuts!

viveca said...

Kimberly thanks for stopping by! I will be back to visit your virtual beach - and hopefully back for a visit soon!

JD - I know what you mean. I had a lot of time at the DMV today and read quite a bit on this topic.

Most people are chronically dehydrated and that devastates everything from our digestion to our brain. I didn't realize that it takes months to recover - to rebuild and replenish our organs, tissues etc.

We can do it and right now is a good time to start!

Thanks for visiting ladies!


Care said...

About 70% of fat free mass of the human body is made of water. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water a day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors.