We all know that we should be drinking water regularly throughout the day in order to stay hydrated, but sometimes this can be easier said than done, when our busy lives take over. How many times have you gone about your day as normal and suddenly realised that you haven’t drunk anything for a fair few hours?
Carrying a reusable water bottle with you can help serve as a reminder to drink more water – and a reusable bottle can help reduce your impact on the planet, driving down the amount of single-use plastic going straight to landfill, so you’ll be nourishing your mind, body and your soul, all at the same time.
“Keep calm and drink water”
The human body is approximately 60 per cent water, so it’s important to avoid becoming dehydrated if you can. Dehydration can affect you in all sorts of strange ways, both physically and mentally, so monitoring your intake is a good idea.
There are all sorts of benefits associated with drinking water. These include:
- Improved memory and mood, since hydration affects the brain. Even slight dehydration can impact how you’re feeling, as well as making you feel more anxious.
- A reduced risk of headaches and migraines.
- Weight maintenance can also be managed, since hunger is often mistaken for thirst. Drinking a glass of water when you think you’re hungry can satiate you quickly and easily.
- Improved health of your urinary system. Being dehydrated can increase your chances of conditions like kidney stones.
- Prevention of constipation.
- Joint lubrication.
- Supports skin health.
- Regulation of body temperature.
- Flushing of toxins and bodily waste.
- Blood pressure maintenance
- Improved physical performance
To help you make sure you’re staying properly hydrated throughout the day, you could set a reminder on your phone to go off every hour or so. And if you’re not a big fan of the taste, what about adding in some fresh fruit or herbs to infuse it and give it a lovely refreshing flavour?
I hope this blog post has helped reveal just how important water is for your overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. If you have any tips on how you go about making sure you’re properly hydrated, I’d love to hear from you.
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