It is vital to keep the fluid in your body flowing, whether it’s during a workout or in the dead of winter.

It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water per day. However, it can be too easy to forget and too easy to slip into dehydration.  There are a few uncomfortable sensations that come with being dehydrated. We have put together five signs, so you can stop the condition before it becomes dangerous:

Bad Breath

Saliva can work to eradicate bad breath due to its antibacterial properties. When you are dehydrated, your production of saliva slows way down.


Your brain sits inside of a fluid sac to prevent it from bumping against the sides of your skull. When you don’t get enough water, that layer of liquid protection gets thinner, resulting in a headache.

Feeling Cold

Warm blood keeps you feeling nice and toasty — which is why when you don’t have enough water, you can start to feel cold, even in the heat of the summer!

Muscle cramping

You are especially susceptible to this symptom in warmer weather. When your muscles heat up, they are more likely to seize up. These imbalances could be caused by dehydration.


Your body needs water to perform its daily functions — so when you lose water, it becomes less efficient and slows down.

The Water Cooler Company ZA can help you re-hydrate fast when you really need to. Feel free to contact us on 021 813 6631 or alternatively email us at and we will help to get your fluid flowing with our wide range of water coolers.