Healthy Reasons

Drinking the recommended 8 glasses each day is vital

Drinking water has a huge number of important benefits – which is why drinking the recommended 8 glasses each day is vital. Some of these benefits include:-

• Weight Loss • Increases your Energy and Vitality
• Healthier & Younger Looking Skin • Removes Toxins from the Body
• Increases your Mental & Physical Ability • Reduce Headaches & Dizziness
• Increased Concentration • Helps to Regulate your Appetite
• Assists the Body in Absorbing Vitamins & Minerals • Reduces the Risk of Infections

Studies have also found some alarming results about the importance of water for assisting our body to function – for example research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers. Furthermore, drinking five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic maths, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. In fact, water makes up the most vital parts of our bodies – the human brain is 75% water, blood is 82%, two thirds of the weight of our whole bodies is water.

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Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration Symptoms
Lack of sufficient water (Dehydration) has a number of wide-ranging side effects on the individual including:- If you've ever experienced any of these symptoms together, it might be surprising to know that a simple glass of water might have been the answer. It is recommended that we drink 8 glasses of water each day. When to See a Doctor

   • Tiredness • Headache • Weakness

If you've ever experienced any of these symptoms together, it might be surprising to know that a simple glass of water might have been the answer. It is recommended that we drink 8 glasses of water each day.

When to see a doctor

Dehydration can usually be treated by drinking fluids. But if you faint or feel weak or dizzy every time you stand up you should visit your doctor, who will usually look for a cause for the dehydration and encourage you to drink more fluids.

If you're more dehydrated than you realised you may need to receive fluids through an IV to speed up the re-hydration process. Occasionally, dehydration might be a sign of something more serious, such as diabetes, so your doctor may run tests to rule out any other potential problems.

In general, dehydration is preventable, and by continuing to drink plenty of water you can avoid it.

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Water is only one of the factors effecting good health. These Health Tips will give you some simple ways which you can live a healthier and happier life:

Keeping Healthy

Stay Hydrated
Drinking water has an incredible amount of benefits – amongst many other things it assists with losing weight, gives us energy, keeps skin shining, strengthens bones and keeps your heart healthy. It's recommended that we drink 8 glasses each day, so try your best to meet this amount -its easy with a water cooler

Kick the smoking Habit if you can
Smoking causes a never-ending list of problems for you and the people around you. Its not easy but its worth the effort. Keep trying.

You Are What You Eat
Easier said that done - but remember if you want to feel healthy, you need to eat healthy food. A balanced diet made up of lost of fruit vegetables and wholegrainis definately a good start to maintaining good health.

Keep Active
There are many simple activities that can help you stay active such as –

• Walking the Dog
• Riding to work
• Cleaning
• Gardening
• Walk up stairs instead of catching the lift
• Take up something more active like swimming or jogging once a week.

Get a Good Nights Sleep
If you feel tired at work, or if you find it hard getting up in the morning then the chances are you could be suffering from lack of sleep. Try to establish a regular sleeping pattern and remember that the average person needs between 7 and 8 hours sleep – but everyone is different, so find out what works for you.

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Here are some Tips to get into the habit of drinking more water

• Drink A Glass When You Wake -
Overnight your body becomes dehydrated, and a glass of water when you wake up is the perfect thing to kick-start your day.

• Increase your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables -
as well as having other health benefits they also have a high water content that will top up your daily intake.

• Take a Glass Back to your Desk -
Whenever you pass the Watercooler on your way to your desk, stop and take a drink back with you – increasing your water intake will aid your concentration and focus at work

• Try and replace some of your typical choice of drinks with a glass of chilled water -
start of by replacing one of your drinks once a day and then gradually increase the number of glasses you drink each day – you'll soon be drinking the recommend 6-8 glasses each day.

• Instead of caffeine and alcohol, drink water. -
Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and cause the body to lose water.

• Throughout the day have water constantly available -
make regular trips to the Watercooler to ensure you always have a fresh supply to hand. Try taking a refillable water bottle with you wherever you go so that you always have water handy.

• Create a daily schedule -
drink a glass after breakfast, one before lunch etc. You may want to track your water intake to ensure that you drink enough water!

• If you are cold -
drink warm water instead of coffee or tea which can dehydrate you.

• Drink a glass of water before and during each meal.

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