Water You Doing About Your Health?
Drinking water. It’s nothing new, nor nothing you haven’t heard before. Yet why do we struggle with drinking enough in a day?
When we don’t have enough water, we can find ourselves getting crabbier, with less energy, not thinking clearly, and potentially getting stuck with a headache. No Bueno.
So, instead of trying to remember if you were on glass four or seven out of eight, you will know you are hydrated if you don’t feel thirsty, but also that your urine is clear or a pale yellow.
Here are our best tips to help you stay watered!
- Cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, watermelon (of course!;P), blueberries, oranges, and apples all contain large amounts of water. Save for the dried choices, most fruits and vegetables are great for boosting hydration- the juicier the better!
- Drinking more liquids, regardless of what they are. Water can be boring, but milk and juice can bring your overall hydration levels up! Try infused water or herbal tea if you want a bit of flavour. Even caffeinated beverages can be good, but keep in mind that they are diuretics and often come with a lot of sugar, so drink in moderation!
- Have a glass of water before a meal. Not only does this keep you feeling great, but it also boosts your metabolism and reduces your appetite, so you don’t feel like you need to eat as much!
- Before, during and after exercising, make sure you keep drinking! Water helps to keep your joints lubricated and moving well, but also replaces any fluids you may have lost from sweating.
The number of tasks that your body uses water for is astounding! It is what keeps your skin hydrated, but also aids in digestion, flushes bacteria from your body, normalizes your blood pressure, regulates your temperature, and so much more! Humans are made of about 50-60% water and it is so important to replenish ourselves regularly. We challenge you to keep yourself properly hydrated for a week and to see how you feel afterwards!
We are not medical professionals, and the information in this article is not intended to replace the advice from your medical team. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns.