Nutrition and hydration week is an annual event and in light of this, 3D-lipo Leamington Spa wants to focus on the importance of drinking water.
Our bodies are made up of around 70% water with the majority of our blood and cells being composed of this underrated clear liquid – therefore, we need water to function properly. Dehydration can lead to headaches, tiredness, weight gain and many other unfavourable aspects in life.
The amount of water that you should consume varies based on an individual’s needs. Health, age, weight and activity levels are just a few factors that come in to play. There are numerous articles dotted around the internet that claim you should be drinking 6-8 glasses per day however you can tell if you are hydrated enough by the colour of your pee. Take a look at the dripdrop urine colour chart to see whether or not you are drinking enough water.
Drinking plenty of water helps to prevent fatal health problems with your heart, lung, kidneys and bladder. Water flushes toxins out of your body, with the help of your kidneys, and when you aren’t hydrated your kidneys won’t have enough fluid to function properly. On top of this, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are much more likely to occur when you limit your water intake on a hot day or whilst exercising.
Without enough water in your body, your blood will thicken meaning your heart has to work a bit harder to pump the blood around your body. Ensuring that you are properly hydrated helps maintain healthy blood pressure and keeps your body temperature under control.
It’s known that water can help to aid weight loss – this happens as drinking more water leads to you eating less due to the liquid filling your stomach. However, this is to be taken with a pinch of salt (not literally) as a few glasses of water isn’t going to balance out a poor diet.
One of the most common factors of dehydration is poor digestion. Not getting enough H2O can lead to constipation because. This is because your gut absorbs water from your poo which can lead to irregular bowel movements.
Another symptom of dehydration can be stiff or aching joints. Your joints are surrounded by cartilage that allows your bones to move freely. Your cartilage can be up to 85% water which helps to prevent your joints from grating and rubbing together, causing discomfort.
As your brain is mostly water, staying hydrated helps to improve your focus and concentration with some studies suggesting that dehydration can cause your brain cells to shrink a little. So, when you hit that 3pm wall, opt for water instead of a sugary or caffeinated drink!
Fatigue can also arise when you haven’t drunk enough fluids. Most people reach for sugar when they’re feeling sleepy but this usually causes an energy crash later in the day. Next time, drink some water, ensure that you’re properly hydrated, and you’ll avoid that afternoon or evening crash.
Lack of focus and fatigue can often leave us feeling irritable and a bit grouchy concluding that water is good for your state of mind!
At 3D-lipo Leamington Spa we specialise in non-surgical fat reduction through a number of technologies including fat freezing and fat melting. After any of our treatments, we recommend that our clients drink plenty of water to encourage the body to flush away the toxins and fat debris through the lymphatic system.
This can help to speed up the time it takes to see results whilst also promoting a healthy lifestyle for yourself.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our non-surgical treatments, please call us on 01926 315 764. Alternatively, you can browse our website for further information.