The human body is made up of around 60% water, basically we are just walking swimming pools covered in skin!
Water transports all nutrients, hormones and bodily waste which is why it’s so important you stay adequately hydrated. Drinking water is key to keeping our digestive systems moving and is a major contributor to assisting in flushing out toxins from the body – toxins play a big part in promoting disease in the body which is why we want to flush them out.
The biggest cause of daytime fatigue is a lack of water. A lack of water can cause dizziness and lack of concentration. If you go for a pee and notice your urine is very dark, you probably aren’t drinking enough water. Having trouble with errr, number 2’s? You probably need more water in your body.
We should aim to be drinking 2-3 litres of water a day to keep us well hydrated. Be aware though that drinking too much water can have a detrimental effect on us as it may flush out necessary digestive enzymes.
Another thing to bear in mind is that you will need to stay on top of your water consumption during hot weather and when exercising to avoid dehydration.
I always have a water bottle on hand so I can gauge exactly how much I am drinking throughout the day. Despite what you may think, drinking this amount of water won’t have you dashing to the loo every five minutes, your body will quickly adapt to the change.
Grab yourself a bottle and start drinking and logging your water intake. You will feel energised and your skin will take on a new lease of life.