Saturday, 7 March 2015

Health - Drinking Enough Water

Eight glasses a day.

This is what we're supposed to drink, and I reckon that I'm lucky if I drink one or two. Yikes!


Water is of course the healthiest option for quenching your thirst as it contains no calories and no sugar. It's also free!

I know that it's so important to stay hydrated and yet why do I struggle to drink the recommended water? I have zero excuses. And when I have a thumping headache and am feeling lethargic then that's when I wish I'd had a few extra gulps of good old H2O.

I tried using an app as a prompt to get me to drink more, but it didn't really help.

I'm making progress with my PT goals, and weight wise I'm now down to 11 stone 10 lbs. I've about another half a stone to go.

I'm not sure if this is a myth or not as I've not done enough research, but did you know that drinking water helps keep fat away? I'm hoping this will motivate me to drink more!

Your kidneys can't function properly without enough water, and when your kidneys don't work to capacity some of their load is passed onto the liver. One of your liver's jobs is to metabolise fat, but if the liver is having to do some of the kidney's work then it can't function properly and as such it then metabolises less fat. This means more fat is stored in the body and weight loss stops. Makes sense doesn't it.

So I'm adding this onto my Health & Fitness Goals: I will consciously drink more water each day.


I have a plastic drink bottle at my desk and I'm lucky if I fill it once each day, if that. I'm going to put some reminders in my phone and get my water consumption up. Watch this space to see how I get on!

6 comments:

  1. I don't drink nearly enough water as I should. I'll be making it a resolution next year! x

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  2. I don't drink enough water either, I've been really trying past couple months but end up peeling all day lol!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  3. I need to do this too. Good reminder. Thanks for linking up with Muffin Top Magic

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  4. I had a 1.5 little bottle on my desk and the objective was to finish it by the end of the day. Worked better than smaller ones I had to fill during the day (usually couldn't be bothered). Found it tougher in the winter months than summer ones...

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  5. I really feel the difference when I drink more water! I try to carry a reusable water bottle around with me during the day and top it up, I am also trying to drink more fruit tea. X

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  6. Rather than counting glasses, I think it would be more appropriate to drink at any time you feel thirsty. Don't ignore the urge, as it's your body's way of telling you that you need to rehydrate. People should consider doing this more often to keep themselves hydrated and healthy. It’s a very simple task, yet it is for a great cause. Thanks for sharing this post with us. All the best!


    Judith Harvey@ Aquaperfect

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