After my whole CATFISH debacle I’ve been feeling less and less inspired to do fashion posts on the blog. It might just be that I’m not quite feeling the 70s hippie trend that everyone has going on right now or that the stores have a whole lot of crap in them. It must be three weeks since I’ve shopped and nothing seems to catch my eye or interests at all.
Anyway… I need to keep content following I thought I would do a lifestyle post about water. What I can’t seem to fathom is how many people actually go days without drinking water. Water is the main component in my diet and I try to at least drink two to three litres a day. Over winter we all slack on our dietary musts and water is definitely one I slack on during the colder months but with summer fast approaching I’m trying to get back on track.
People don’t seem to realise that the adult body is made up of 50% - 65% of water; it varies depending on the person. The more muscular you are, the more water your body has. The more body fat you have, the less water your body has because body fat doesn't hold much water.
Water is life and it contributes to everything in life. Water helps your skin stay plump, moist and healthy, that’s why people who don’t drink much water wrinkle much more and much faster than people who do drink the required amount of water.
The body needs water to get rid of toxins and not drinking enough water can result in constipation, headaches, acne and repeated urinary tract infections. Urination is required for the removal of the toxins from your body. When your water levels are low it makes it difficult for the body to eliminate these toxins. The body then tries to remove the toxins through the skin causing acne and or aggravated eczema. The increase in body toxins causes headaches and fatigue.
Drinking a glass of water before eating helps your body digest the food better and also makes you eat less. I’ve personally experienced these benefits from water. I’m someone who tends to go out quite a lot and I don’t always get the required hours of sleep. I've always expected my lifestyle to catch up with me but I don’t see my skin diminishing or drying out. My digestive system is actually better than it’s been in years. I was always concerned that the aging process might start catching up with me and that I would pick up lots of weight due to lack of exercise and just eating whatever it is I wanted.
I do believe that it is my water intake that’s kept me on track.
So how much water is enough water?
Two to three litres a day is usually the recommended about or a 250ml glass eight times a day. If you’re exercising you should drink an additional 0,25 litres for every 20 minutes of exercise.
Like with all good things water too comes with a warning label. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance so it doesn’t quite apply to the average Joe.
Basically what it comes down to is if you drink enough water you’ll age better, you’ll live healthier, your body would function better and your food would digest easier. Water is the biggest element in weight loss and just all over health. What I mentioned above is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of water on the human body, make the effort and start drinking water today.
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