As you probably know, as humans we’re made up of about 70% water, which means we need to drink lots of water each day to stay hydrated. It’s important to stay hydrated so that you can stay healthy, energised and happy.
How do you know if you’re dehydrated?
Typical signs of dehydration are:
– Thirst and a dry mouth
– Dark yellow urine
– Bad breath
– Fatigue or muscle fatigue
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to drink more water!
Plus, it’s also important to consider the quality of the water you drink, as most communal water supply systems contain pollutants that put an extra toxin load on your body. At the very least, you should install a filtration system in your home to remove pollutants like calcium, flouride and other heavy metals.
I highly recommend the Kangan Water System as I’ve used it myself for three years. It creates an electrical charge as the water goes through the medical grade device and as such breaks down the molecules of the water so it is easier to drink and tastes delicious and provides your body with a very pure water source.
So how much water do you need exactly, to stay hydrated?
Your age, gender, physical activity level and climate all help determine how much water you need to stay hydrated.
For example, health experts advise that adult women need about 2L of water daily while adult men need about 2.5-3.3 L. Typically, the greater your body mass, and the more physical activity you do, the greater the amount of water you need.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, here are five great small things you can do to stay hydrated.
- Start each day with a large glass of water before you have tea or coffee. This is a great habit for a lifetime.
- Get yourself a nice glass water bottle and be sure to carry it with you during the day. This is a great way to monitor your water intake, because ideally you should get through at least two one-litre bottles per day.
- Coffee and caffeine can be quite dehydrating, so aim to limit your coffee intake to 1-2 cups per day and drink herbal tea and/or water the rest of the day.
- Check the colour of your urine when you go to the toilet, and if it’s not clear, you need to drink more!
- Get yourself a water purification system so that you can be sure that the water you’re drinking is serving your body, not adding an additional toxin load.
If you’d like to learn more about the Kangan Water System then you can speak with me by calling this number for an obligation-free chat.