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The many benefits of staying hydrated

by Sharon Taylor

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

Add your favourite fruit to your water to add flavour

 

This could be due to:

#1. You don’t like the taste

#2. Too many trips to the toilet

#3. You’re too busy and forget

 

Do you need motivating to drink more water?

Here are my top 3 reasons

  1. It’s good for your complexion.

    When you’re hydrated your skin is plumper and shows less 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 of 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 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 is more focused; helping you to make decisions quicker, clearer and sharper.

Here are some tips on how 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 having to rush to the loo. When the weather’s warm or you’re more active you will need to drink more.

About Sharon

Sharon has been working as a complementary therapist for over 10 years and loves helping people to feel more uplifted, focused, and positive about their lives.

Over the years Sharon has worked with a variety of people with physical and emotional challenges. Sharon can help you to identify, reduce and manage stress. In addition to treatments, Sharon will recommend bespoke, tailored techniques that you can use to manage and reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

If you would like to have a chat with Sharon to find out more how she can help you get in touch for a FREE 20 minute chat.

 

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