Hydration at the Hatfield Physiotherapy Practice !! We know that water is known to many as the best natural cleanser out there. It is the most effective way of removing waste products and staying hydrated. We require water to focus and function when applying ourselves. It is recommended that we consume no less than 2-3 litres of water per day as a base, anything over this amount is a bonus to the body.
So what could it mean for you? Water is a liquid that we all require to process natural functions, some examples include:
- Creation of saliva
- Transportation of nutrients
- Maintenance of body temperature
Water helps Weight Loss
Many believe drinking lots of water can be a magical solution for weight-loss. While unfortunately it does not extract the weight from us, substituting it for beverages that contain a high calorie content and sugar levels certainly helps. Water is calorie free option, available at just at a turn of your tap and available without spending on expensive unhealthy fizzy drinks. It is suggested that water can influence a faster resting metabolism by up to 50 calories per day. It’s important to remember that your diet would be benefited by containing water rich foods like fruits, vegetables, soups and beans; as they require more chewing, it is absorbed slower by the body which help you to feel fuller for longer.
Hydration could mean healthy skin
Drinking plenty of water is a great way of locking in moisture and can often reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Normal bodily functions work with water to remove toxin and waste products thereby cleansing it. After all, the body is made up of 60% of water, so replenishing water levels is only going to help the skin feel hydrated.
It could mean feeling energised
A major cause of fatigue or tiredness is dehydration. By ensuring that you are properly hydrated throughout the day can lead to longer spells of alertness while a maintaining a clearer mentality and higher levels of concentration. Fluids keep energy-fueling nutrients flowing throughout the blood and will leave you with higher energy levels. Good hydration levels have been shown to reduce injuries when training hard. Please ask your Hatfield Practice Osteopath for details and advice.
Tips for drinking more water
- Carry a bottle – A bottle on the desk or nearby can often trigger memory to refill and drink more
- Add flavour – Adding a slice of fruit can often alter the taste slightly
- Make it part of your night out – In between alcoholic beverages drink a small cup of water to maintain hydration levels
- Create reminders – Set alarms or reminders to make sure that bottle keeps getting topped up!
- Drink after dinner – Make it a routine to consume water before after meals, this can aid digestion and make you feel full-up for longer
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