5 Easy Tips to Stay Hydrated, Happy and Healthy

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 
- Headaches 
- Constipation 

 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.

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The transparent, colourless liquid (H2O) which falls from the sky as rain, issues from the ground as springs and composes ¾ of the earth’s surface in the form of rivers lakes etc. (Webster’s New Lexicon Dictionary)


Water is probably the single, most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. One of the things we take most for granted, water plays a very important role in permanent weight loss. It aids in suppressing the appetite naturally and metabolising stored fat.


Studies show that a increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits. The kidneys do not function properly without enough water. When this occurs, some of the load is passed on to the liver has to aid the kidneys, it cannot function efficiently. Consequently, the liver metabolises less fat, thus fat remains stored in the body and weight loss ceases.


Many people, whose bodies retain water, drink less water, hoping to eliminate the problem. The body sees this action as a threat to its survival, so it attempts to hold on to every drop. Water is then stored in spaces outside the body’s cells. This causes swollen feet, hands and legs. Diuretics offer only temporary relief. The best way to overcome excess water retention is to give the body what it needs, which is plenty of water! Only then can stored water be released.


Overweight people need more water than thin people. Larger people have a large metabolic load. Water also helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It helps prevent sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are plumped up by water. The complexion then appears clean, healthy and resilient. Water also flushes wastes from the body and thus eliminates constipation. The endocrine gland function improves, thus the entire system functions more efficiently.


Water not only accomplishes all of the things listed above, but it also works with fibre to create a satisfied feeling and help subdue hunger pangs. At least 6 – 8 glasses of water per day is recommended.