Water - the original COOL drink
Nothing beats plain, fresh water. Cold from the fridge or straight from the filtered tap or spring water if you can get it.
Many of us find it easier to drink water in the warmer months, yet we find it hard to remember to keep our fluids up throughout winter.
Adequate water intake is essential for our health and wellbeing. Read on to learn about the importance of water and some simple tips to help remind you to keep hydrated.
The human body can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water.
About 60-75% of your total body weight is water. Most of us know that water forms the basis of our blood, lymph, urine, sweat and tears, but, did you know that our lungs, brain, lean muscle and even bones contain water?
Unfortunately, the body’s need for water and its importance for health are often overlooked.
Your water intake is critical to good health.
The amount we need depends on our body size, metabolism, the weather, the food we eat and activity levels. On average, adult women should consume two litres per day, and men should consume 2.6 litres of water per day for health.
Getting your daily requirements of water helps maintain the health and integrity of every cell in our body, keeps your organs functioning, your skin clear and hydrated, moistens the mucus membranes such as those of the lungs and mouth, lubricates and cushions joints and supports the body’s digestion, assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.