Dehydration happens sooner than you think, don’t wait to feel thirsty. Try to sip water at regular intervals throughout the day to avoid the classic symptoms:
- Dark or decreased urine volume
- Decreased blood pressure (hypotention)
Your body is composed of approximately 60% water and many of our bodily functions require water to perform. Ultimatley you need water to survive!
Water is one of nature’s freebie’s, jazz it up with berries, citrus slices or cucumber if you’re not keen on plain water.
Staying hydrated will help with:
- mood – feel brighter and less irritable
- performance – both physical and mental
- weight loss – sometimes we eat when we are just thirsty
- joint pain – water helps keep cartilage soft
- preventing headaches – if dehydrated
Exercise and being active causes a greater loss of water than whilst at rest. It’s important to stay hydrated not just during exercise but before and after too.
Try to cut down on tea, coffee and alcohol as they are all diuretics which cause the body to lose water.
Lots of fruits and vegetables are also a good source of water, e.g cucumber, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, apricots to name a few.
Go on, grab yourself a large glass of water and start feeling good!