The first of many Weekly Wellbeing Words
I start with this advice because it is so important, and one of the most simple ways to improve your health. I was reminded of this just the other day. I was trying to read, but I kept dosing off to sleep. I drank a glass of water, and, as if by magic, I was fully awake and able to carry on reading.
Feeling tired can be a sign of dehydration, which is why drinking water is often helpful if you feel a bit sleepy.
I you feel thirsty, you are already mildly dehydrated. Drinking water should sort this out quickly. However, if you are always a bit dehydrated, you might start to experience other problems like dry skin and feeling tired all the time and your risk of more serious health problems like kidney stones increases. Our bodies are made of approx. 60% water. We need water more than food to survive.
Getting your 8-10 glasses of water a day will not only keep you alive, it can also help you reduce joint pain, improve digestion and it is the most important moisturizer for your skin.
Try to drink water as part of your daily routine. There is a lot of debate about the best method to get our daily water, but the most important thing is that we drink water every day, throughout the day. Find what works for you, small sips from a bottle during the day, or a glass at certain times of the day. Make a plan and stick to it! Drinking water every day is not complicated.
If you find it a bit boring to drink just water, try squeezing a bit of lemon or lime (or both) in your glass or bottle, or leave it in the fridge with some berries or cucumber (yes cucumber, it's delicious), have it hot, warm, with ice or just have it straight from the tap.
I am getting thirsty writing this, I am off to get some more water. Remember to get yours every day from today.
May you all be well
Please note that Weekly Wellbeing Words provides tips to improve wellbeing. It is not medical advice, and you should always consult your doctor if you are experiencing any new and unexplained symptoms.