What Are The Benefits Of H2O?
How much H2O (Water) should we be consuming? And Why?
I really want to address these questions here.
You see I was never much of a believer in drinking water for your health. I thought it was a whole lot of rubbish to be honest with you.
As I am getting older I have been noticing my skin is getting dry even when I use body moisturiser! And I was noticing other things as well – like poor concentration and headaches at times too.
I wasn’t feeling stressed or under much pressure and I’d had my eyes checked recently and purchased new glasses. So I knew the headaches were nothing to do with my eyes or stress related.
And honestly, there was no reason I could think of that I should have poor concentration either – I was sleeping really well and feeling refreshed when I got up each day.
I was very happy and satisfied working at home in my business and then it dawned on me!!!
I wasn’t drinking enough water!
I would only have 1 cup of coffee and 1 cup of tea during the day and a glass of water with dinner. And this is simply not enough water! So I did some research on consuming water during the day and what I found really amazed me!
I WAS BECOMING DEHYDRATED!
I discovered our bodies are made up of 60% water. Every cell, every tissue and every organ in our body needs water to perform at their best. Without water, our body cannot maintain it’s temperature, remove waste or lubricate the joints .
I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS SO VITAL TO OUR WELLBEING!
OUR ORGANS NEED WATER TO FUNCTION
The heart and the brain contain 73%
The lungs are 83% water
The skin contains 64% water
The muscles and kidneys contain about 83% water
This shocked me!
Maybe I had been burying my head in the sand and ignoring the vital role consuming a good amount of water does for our wellbeing.
So How Much H2O (Water) Do We Need To Drink?
According to my research there is no specific amount because every ‘body’ is different….
Although I say that, I have read 2.7 litres for women and 3.7 litres for men. That is total fluid intake for the day, including tea, coffee and other hot and cold beverages. Remembering of course that alcohol and caffeine do not aid hydration.
However you could consider 35 millilitres of water per kilogram of body weight. That is a good guideline.
Another guideline is how you feel physically. What I mean by that is when you are feeling good and energised, you are probably well hydrated. And as long as you hydrate regularly throughout the day, particularly after exercise, then you and your body will be in harmony. And you will continue to feel energised.
Consider the benefits of water (H2O) and appreciate the vitality in your body by drinking ‘plenty of water’ each and every day. Even if you don’t feel like it! Because water ….
- allows body cells to reproduce and grow
- allows the brain to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters
- regulates body temperature
- acts as a shock absorber for the spinal cord and the brain
- flushes body waste
- lubricates joints
- converts food to components needed for survival
- helps deliver oxygen throughout the body
So the 1st thing I do every morning now, is have a big drink of water. And it is surprisingly refreshing! I drink water consistently throughout the day and I feel so much better.
You cannot perform at your best in your life, in your job, in your sport, in your business, if you do not take hydration seriously.
SO DRINK ‘PLENTY OF WATER’ FOR YOUR WELLBEING – ENERGISE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL!