Spring into Wellness, Day 3: Drink More Water

Ok, this is an ongoing matter and while cocoa cola and other fabulous soft drinks companies are still gigantic,  water is always going  to need an army of champions.  It amazes me that people are still not getting enough water.

Did you know that your body weight is more than half water like nearly 80%? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion  it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on different things, like where you live,  how fit you are  whether or not you are ill.

Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints.  

The fact that it protects your joints and spinal cords should be enough, really don’t you think?  It also helps with clear skin, dry, eyes,  nose and mouth.

Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste

Lets cut to the chase – its prevents constipation.  Helps maintain a healthy bowel.

Water Aids in Digestion

Digestion starts with saliva, the basis of which is water. Good digestion helps you to get all the nutrients that you need from your food.

Water Prevents You From Becoming Dehydrated

Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. You will need to drink water to restore your body to its hydrated state.

How can you tell if you are hydrated?

1 Your pee is it too dark, excluding the first one after you wake up in the morning.  drink more

2 Tiredness and fatigue

3.Headaches and

4.poor concentration are earlier signs.

How Much Water Do You Need?

Here in lies the debate.  Our lovely NHS tells us that we need to be drinking 2 litres a day ( slightly less for women) .  I personally think as you get into becoming more conscious of when your body needs water you will know the precise amount for you.  it is not recommended that you just measure out 2.5 litters and drinking indiscriminately because you  can  have too much water.

How can you get enough water?

Firstly be aware that all the liquid you consume goes towards your daily amount.  Be aware though that you will have times where you will need more water than other times. e.g during exercise,  when you are ill and that while tea and coffee also count, remember the sugar?

Tips for getting enough water

  1. Have a water bottle- it does not have to be high tech,
  2. Drink water with your meals instead of soda or juice
  3. Drink after you have been to the loo.
  4. Increase your water based vegetables and fruit e.g spinach, iceberg, green peppers, cucumber, melons, oranges strawberries etc
  5. Infuse your water with fruit e.g lemon

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What ever you are doing, remember to stay hydrated and smile.

Much love and regard

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