I think only half of these made it into our dinner. Fresh peas are so delicious and I didn’t realise that they are also high in water, therefore contributing to the hydration of my body, along with all the other nutrients they provide. Not to mention, whilst I’m snacking on fresh peas, I’m not snacking on potato chips or other salty snacks with zero nutrients.
As mentioned earlier in the week, hydration is a key factor in our overall health and wellness. Dehydration leads to fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, brain fog and confusion, among other things. However it’s also important to note that over consumption of water can also lead to poor health outcomes, such as nausea, muscle cramps and vomiting. It can sometimes be confusing as symptoms for heat exhaustion can be similar to symptoms of over consumption of water, therefore if any of these symptoms occur, you should seek immediate medical advice.
This can be confusing and concerning. So what do we do? How do we keep ourselves hydrated, without over doing it, particularly when it’s hot or we’re exercising, so our body is requiring a higher level of hydration and we are perhaps less aware of it’s needs.
A good place to start is to use other avenues to hydrate yourself, in addition to water. This way you will get the electrolytes your body needs, as well as the carbohydrates for your bodies absorption of the fluids. Consuming organic, natural coconut water, prior, during and/or post exercise, or on a hot day, is an effective strategy.
Hydration impacts our brain and body function, mood and digestion. If you are struggling with things like low energy, stress, anxiety, brain fog or digestion issues, your body may be telling you that you need to hydrate. Hydration is one of the elements of my programs. If you are looking to improve any of the above aspects of your health, check out my new 14 day program that is designed to prepare you to manage the ‘festive season’ and set you up for a successful New Years ‘non’ resolution. If you’d like to know more, keep your eye on my social media over the next few days. Feel free to contact me via my website, in bio, or DM me.
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Water is the source of life! It hydrates our blood and removes toxins. It helps all our major organs to function and cleanses our kidneys and liver. Every day we should consume at least 1.5-2 litres. Drinking water helps prevent migraines, joint pain and brain fog.
Add in twists of flavor with mint leaves and lemon or lime🍋💚 #healthcoach #freshwater #hydrateyourbody
Orange and mint flavoured water. Not too bad!! If you struggle to drink plain water, try adding fruit, veg or herbs to it for flavour.
The down side of the internet is that we have easy access to a lot of information that is often contradictory. There have been various studies over the years how much water we should drink and whether or not thirst is a good indicator of ‘it’s time to drink water’, or if it is a signal that you are already dehydrated. According to the University of Arkansas (April 2018) “thirst is not the best indicator of hydration level”. The suggested amount of water to drink for an adult ranges from 2 to 3.5 litres, and that increases significantly if the individual is exercising or in a hot climate.
So what do we do, with all of this information? How do we ensure we stay hydrated?
My suggestion is to pay attention to your body. If you are thirsty definitely drink water, if you’re not thirsty, perhaps drink some water. Aim to drink between 2 – 3 litres a day, increase that if you are exercising or it the temperature is hot.
A key point to remember is that we can hydrate ourselves by consuming fresh vegetables and fruit as well. Hydration is not solely about water. We need to ensure we keep up our electrolytes, especially in warm temperatures and during exercise. We can access these through fresh coconut water, vegetables and fruit.
My hydration ‘routine’ begins with a large glass or two of water, first thing in the morning, before I have anything else. This re-hydrates my body after a night of little water. It provides my body with a great start to the day and then I just need to keep up my fluid intake, rather than spending the day in ‘catch up mode’. We can also aid our hydration by consuming herbal teas (avoid caffeine drinks for hydration as they are diuretics) or flavoured water. I love to add various fruits, veggies or herbs to my water, in the summer. For example, cucumber, strawberries, lime, mint leaves, lemon thyme.
What do you do to keep yourself hydrated? I’d love to hear your suggestions.
Hydration is such a crucial element of our health and wellness. It impacts our brain and body function, mood and digestion. If you are struggling with things like low energy, stress, anxiety, brain fog or digestion issues, your body may be telling you that you ne
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Time to get rehydrate after a long car ride home from grandma's house!♡
I love drinking water, except when I am travelling long distances!
Because then it seems like I need SO many bathroom breaks! Sound familiar?
So I tend to drink very little water during travel to avoid having to make extra stops!
Now that I am back home, it's time to drink up!
Don't forget to drink your water today-- half of your body weight in ounces!
We can do it!☆☆
It’s normal to feel dehydrated when you wake up – 8 hours with no water will do that! Thankfully, http://healthline.com has reported a list of great drinks to help get your morning started. There is water of course, which you can infuse with lemon or vitamins. Or go with green tea for boosting your metabolism or goji berry juice for increased energy! .
💦 🍋✨ I love drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning.It’s SO refreshing, soothing and reviving! Plus it helps me make better healthy food choices for the rest of the day when I start my day this way.
Lemons are rich in nutrients ( especially Vitamin C ) and have incredible health and beauty benefits.They’re cheap and easily accessible, which is a bonus considering they happen to be one of the most cleansing and detoxifying fruits on the planet.
They boost up the immune system ( which protects the body against diseases), help aid weight loss and keep the skin youthful and glowing, as well as many other benefits🤩✨ Anyway, here’s how to make warm lemon water: • Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup, glass jar or bottle • Add warm (not hot) water and stir
That’s it. Enjoy!
High heat destroys Vitamin C that’s why the water has to be warm not hot.
By the way never use bottled lemon juice as it often contains preservatives and additives. Always use the juice of fresh lemons💛
Who else loves lemon water? Comment below with the 🍋 emoji!
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Well anyway, Happy #MindfulMonday
It’s a another dreary, wet day here in Cincinnati. And all this moisture makes me think about all of the water on our earth and in our bodies! •
Anyone who knows me personally, knows I always have my trusty water bottle right next to me! •
And it’s because since I’ve been focused on keeping my body hydrated, I’ve noticed HUGE changes.
My energy is up, my skin is clearer (seriously, I hardly wear makeup anymore and I pretty much just use a simple face scrub and moisturizer and that’s it), I hardly have headaches, and I all around feel better. •
I love the way I feel drinking more water, but I know not everyone is as dedicated to drinking water, or may have a hard time remembering to take a sip!
If you’re one of those people, then today’s post #ontheblog
is for you!! 🤗
Check the #linkinprofile
for simple tips to drink more water!
Are you someone that is on the struggle bus when it comes to drinking water? Or are you all about it? Let me know in the comments below! 👇
Water sucks, Gatorade is better... NOT!
We understand that taste is a huge reason why nobody drinks water, but that's no excuse. Here's some info about water you might not realize when you pick "your drink" instead
. -70% of your child's bodyweight is water
-60% of adult's bodyweight is water
-50-55% of the bodyweight of the elderly is water
-Your body will shut down after 6-7 days without water
-Chronic Dehydration reduces concentration, energy, learning, memory, mood, performance & recovery.
The first step to get your body balanced & hydrated (properly) is to be aware of your thirst cues.
If you notice you're getting cravings every day at specific times for sodas, caffeine, alchohol... then you'll know there's something going on with your body