Drink more water!
You will be amazed how much better you feel if you can drink around 2 litres of water every day.
Although there’s no scientific research that I can find, which states that 2 litres is the optimum amount of fluid required daily for a healthy body, I know from own personal experience that it’s the minimum amount I need to help me feel hydrated. If I drink any less, my skin will start to look dry and my head starts to become ‘foggy’, it won’t be too long before I feel the start of a headache and in-fact I can feel quite nauseous.
I’m not surprised though, as our bodies are made up of 60% water. I think we sometimes forget the effect water has on our bodies. Water is in all our cells, organs, and tissues, helping to regulate body temperature and maintain bodily functions.
More importantly, our brains depend on adequate hydration to operate efficiently. There’s a fine balance between water and other elements within the brain. When too much water is lost, our brain loses this efficiency, it becomes harder to memorise and concentrate, and I think this is when my head begins to feel ‘foggy.’
So, your brain will really welcome that ‘first glass of water of the day’, the brain becomes dehydrated just after a nights sleep, with every single breath our bodies are losing water.
Let’s be kind to our bodies this year, it doesn’t take too much effort to stay well hydrated. I recommend that my clients take a bottle of water wherever they go, just take a couple of ‘glugs’ every hour, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to down 2 litres over 12-14 hours of the day. For 2018, Chloe, Naddie and I all plan to drink more water in 2018!