Nice cold glass of the good stuff? Don't mind if I do!
Been a while since my last blog! Apologies, but I've been busy trying to get the world fit, one client at a time! Haha!
Let's start with the basics.
Water makes up more than 60% of our body, which means it needs to be constantly replenished by ensuring we consume....you guessed it, more water. NOT fizzy drinks, NOT ''fat-free'', ''sugar-free'' or ''diet'' versions of fizzy drinks and NOT alcohol. Just good old fashioned water.
For instance, did you know that drinking enough water (as a rule 2 litres or 8 glasses of water a day is a good place to start) helps oxygenate the blood, flush out toxins, AND ensure there's enough oxygen in the body to aid recovery, improve kidney function as well as improve digestion.
All that from ensuring you drink at least the amount of water recommended above!
What I've found quite amazing is the amount of times people have told me they would find it difficult to take in that much water during the course of a day, the same people would however have no qualms in downing 6+ pints of larger at one seating at home or down at the local pub....Hmmm.....
The benefits are endless!
Not only do you get higher energy levels from the oxygen release into the body from water, it also aides fat loss, and helps to suppress appetite, and reduce the need to eat. This is because a lot of the times what you might feel is hunger is actually your body telling you it needs water.
It's also the best and easiest way to stay hydrated during and after exercise (step away from the ''sport'' juice!)
A well hydrated body in turn leads to a well hydrated brain, improved brain function and a reduction in instances of headaches.
Plus, it improves bowel function, AND drinking that much water will also help your steps and cardio per day as you'll keep popping to the little boys (or girls room) to offload! I jest
No comparison! Put down that fizzy drink bottle and go get yourself some H20!
So all in all, I see absolutely no reason why you'd do anything but drink water on a regular basis all through the day to help you achieve the benefits I've mentioned above.
You don't even have to keep investing in the bottled variety if this is unaffordable, just get yourself a water filter (you can even get portable ones these days!) and fill up directly from the tap, and Bob's your uncle!
Until next time.......
Hi, Lou here, I'll be sharing my thoughts and insights via my blog regularly, so please stay tuned!