and we all know that we should be drinking more.
It’s drilled into us from such a young age that water is important and even now it’s the easiest and quickest remedy most of us prescribe our loved and closest ones when they’re ill. Headache? No problem, have some water. Car sick? No big deal, have some water. Feeling dizzy? Quick, have some water. We are so quick to tell others to drink water, but why is it that we aren’t on that same train to begin with?
Water IS important and for most of my life I thought I was drinking enough when in actual fact I was no where near drinking enough at all! I grew up in Dubai and for those who don’t know, for most of the year it’s an incredibly hot city (very hot!). Living there, I should have been drinking way more than the average person, but I wasn’t. What was the result? A poorly tummy, bad skin, terrible sleeping patterns, constant headaches. Even going to uni in the UK these symptoms didn’t stop. It’s not until now I’m into my 20’s I’m starting to notice and see what a massive difference drinking the correct amount of water daily does to your health. I want to go through some of the benefits (lets be real…if I go through ALL of them, we’d be here all day!) that I think are important to understand and also some easy tips to get more water in your diet.
Water makes up over two thirds of the human body – Whoah! A lot right? Now let’s think about this for a second: If our body is made up of so much water, and requires this in order to function, then what happens to our bodies when we don’t get enough water? Our bodies struggle in functioning and being healthy! It’s simple when you think about it.
With all of this being said, guess what the 10th benefit of drinking water is?
We all want to feel better, look better and think better. That’s why water is so important! HUG is all about leading a healthier and more positive life and water is essential in order for that to happen!
We should be drinking 2-3 litres a day! More if we have been exercising.
Just try and make it as natural as possible.
Try to drink 2-3 litres of water a day for the next week and see for yourself what a massive difference it makes to the way your body functions and the way you feel. Yes being positive and feeling good is what HUG is all about, but if our bodies are made up of mostly water then it makes sense that in order for us to feel good in any way, the first change we need to make, is to drink more water!