Instead, take the runner's test. Long distance runners have learned that a quick look back into the toilet bowl after peeing can give them a heads-up as to their hydration status.
Clear or light-colored urine? You're well hydrated.
But if you're seeing dark yellow or amber colored urine (see photo above!), you're simply not getting enough to drink.
Immersion causes the body to excrete more fluids. The more time you spend in the water, the more fluid you lose.
You've got to drink more. A lot more. Or you're going to develop a chronic case of "feeling old" before your time.
Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Sleepiness or tiredness
- Decreased urine output
- Few or no tears when crying
- Muscle weakness
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Other reasons for dark urine...