how to increase body water levels?

I have looked around and not found this question or similar ever asked before, does this mean I am the only one who cannot increase their body water percentage no matter what?

I have been increasing my daily water intake as my body water percentage is around 40% and I read everywhere that it should be - over 50 woman - between 45 and 60%...

I eat a lot of vegetables, drink around 1l to 1.5l per day, only drink coffee in the morning, have increased fruit, try to eat 2 oranges or 2 kiwis or 100g grapes per day... but that percentage is simply not budging!

As I have read somewhere that being dehydrated can cause sleepiness, dry skin, lack of energy - all stuff that I experience - I feel that increasing body water should help ease these symptoms at least a little. Admittedly, I have put on a lot of weight in the past 10 years for a number of reason, but after a change of jobs recently, I have taken myself in hand again and am beginning to lose weight, so I am feeling a little better, but if increasing body water can add to this that'd be great. This being said, even younger and within a healthy weight range, my body water percentage has never ever been more than 40%.

Does anyone have suggestions or knowledge / understanding they would share and help me understand things a little better?

Thanks for any help or advice.

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