How to stay hydrated

Are you drinking enough water? Do you find it difficult to up your intake from one or two small glasses a day?

how to stay hydrated | Sharon Taylor | Complete Harmony

This may be because:

#1. You don’t like the taste (not all water taste the same)

#2. You’ll need to take too many trips to the toilet

#3. You’re too busy and you forget all about it

My top 3 reasons should motivate you

  1. It’s good for your complexion. When you’re hydrated your skin is plumper and shows fewer signs of ageing. Now, who doesn’t want that! In just 7 days your complexion will look fresher, clearer, brighter and healthier. You’ll have a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a reduction in dark circles around your eyes.
  2. It’s good for your circulatory and digestive systems. In fact, all your body systems. Water helps to move nutrients from your food around your body. It aids the smooth running of your body and helps get rid of toxins which results in an improvement in your general health and wellbeing.
  3. It’s good for your brain. Our brains are made up of 75% water. A hydrated brain allows you to be more focused. Helping you to make decisions quicker, clearer and sharper.

Top tips to get you drinking more

  1. Plan – Measure out 2 litres of water in the morning. Have this in a prominent place as a reminder and drink this throughout your day. Decant some into smaller quantities to take with you if you’re going out and about.
  2. Little and often – If you’re on the move all day, have half a litre before you leave the house. Then, throughout the day just sip through another half litre. When you get home have the other litre at your leisure.
  3. Set a timer – If you’re busy and don’t remember to drink water, set a timer to remind you that it’s time for a water break. Set it for 4, 6 or 8 times a day, whatever suits you best.
  4. First things first – Have half a litre of warm lemon water as your first drink of the day. This will aid your digestion and wake up your body. Then have half a litre before each meal.
  5. Make it fruity – If you don’t like the taste add fresh fruit slices to your water. Drink non-caffeinated herbal and fruit teas or make your own.

Going from zero to 2 litres can be daunting so aim to be drinking 2 litres by the end of the 10 days. This will give you time to see what works for you. It also gives your body time to get used to the new intake of water allowing you to retain it for longer periods without you having to rush to the loo! When the weather’s warm or you’re more active you will need to drink a little more.

Take a look at my book, Self-care for Busy Women. It’s full of hints, tips, checklists and trackers and will show you how spending just a few minutes each day focusing on your mental, emotional and physical health can have a big influence on your mindset and well-being. You’ll also be able to create your own 28-day self-care plan that fits seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.

About Sharon

Therapist, Sharon Taylor, Tamworth, Knowle

Sharon lives with her partner, Geoff, in Warwickshire and they have two adult children. She worked for over 25 years in an office environment, gaining qualifications to degree level in finance, business and management. While there Sharon witnessed and experienced many stressful situations and suffered illnesses which were stress-related.

Sharon was advised to make some changes to her lifestyle which included trying complementary therapies. After experiencing the benefits of complementary treatments, Sharon decided to retrain and to share her knowledge and experiences to help others recognise and manage their own physical and emotional stress and anxiety levels.

She has been working as a complementary therapist for over 15 years now and loves helping people manage and reduce their stress levels to feel uplifted, focused, positive and empowered about their lives.

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