I’m fairly sure that I live my life chronically dehydrated.
Between all the Starbucks Coffee & Tim Hortons Coffee that I drink, along with the adult beverages I consume, coupled with my general inability to remember to drink water throughout the day, it seems evident that I’m not keeping enough moisture in my body.
I often feel sluggish & hungry as a result, & my skin & lips can get dry fairly easily. That’s why Summer time is so strenuous for me & I struggle to stay healthy while in the entire season. Because it gets so tepid & humid outdoors, there is no choice except to rely on lots of powerful a/c to keep cool indoors. My friend and I operate our central cooling system nearly every day, & the season unquestionably lasts half the year, but during this time the a/c is providing unmatched relief from the misery outside, but causes a whole current set of complications indoors by removing so much moisture from the air. The dehumidified indoor environment that A/C creates is both a blessing & a curse, because it feels amazing in the short term, but causes me to be even more dehydrated in the long run. The dry air sucks moisture out from my hair, skin, & nails, & I am consistently moisturizing. The cool air also tends to supply me headaches & respiratory complications if I’m not getting enough relief from the natural outdoor air. Long story short, there is no winning in the battle against Summer air. It feels like a lose-lose when you’re fighting heat & humidity with freezing & dryness.