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Water, water everywhere….

Are you getting enough to drink this summer?

Use the summer to get in the habit of hydration.  Here are the benefits of water in case you’d forgotten!

Water is the foundation of life, try water as a natural treatment for ailments, understand dehydration will empower you to be healthy, the human brain is 85% water, backaches, headaches and some digestive problems are caused by dehydration. When you starve your body of water, it will react differently.  Your body is composed of 25% solid matter and 75% water.

Keep an eye on dehydrating drinks like coffees, teas, and alcohol. Don’t treat dehydration with these drinks.

How much water do you need daily?  We’re all different. Some people say 8 cups and others 15 cups.  This will depend on your climate, age, exercise, diet, and health concerns.  Generally it would be good to ingest your water in the morning and mid day and taper off towards the evening, so that you don’t disturb your rest.

A few more pointers if the above wasn’t convincing.

Did you know that dehydration can cause food and sugar cravings, confusion, hunger, fatigue and headaches?  And too much can cause mineral imbalances and disrupted sleep.

My recommendation to you:

Drink two cups upon rising and at least half your weight in water during the rest of the day.  (for example I weigh about 132, so I will drink about 64 ounces a day.) If it seems too much, cut back.  I think you might be surprised how much better you’ll feel.  Give it a go and let me know how you feel.