It has become my custom to discuss the process of aftercare with every client I see. All my regular attendees are familiar with my routine and how I tend to emphasise one, seemingly, routine aspect of our daily lives that we tend to forget. That aspect is of course hydration.
Even if you spent the last decade living on an isolated island somewhere far away, you probably still heard about the importance of drinking water. ‘Water propaganda’ is quite literally poured on us from every media outlet on a daily basis. And yet, hydration remains one of the main challenges of modern life.
I regularly see quite a few coffee and herbal tea lovers who are convinced that they receive the right type and amount of hydration through the liquids that they consume. I am afraid I have to disappoint them and draw their attention to a number of facts, which, I hope, will motivate you, also, to embark on a journey to form healthy hydration habits.
Why is water important?
Our bodies are about two thirds water, and the blood as much as 90%. Water furnishes our cells with nutrients and oxygen, while at the same time washing away waste. Thus, our bodies use water in all our cells, organs and tissues.
So what are the main benefits of water?
Since this particular subject is still lacking sufficient research, I suggest you follow the most common guidelines of 2-2.5 litres a day. It is also important to remember to drink water regularly, throughout the day. Please try to make sure that you never feel thirsty! Our feeling thirty usually means that we are already dehydrated.
Please remember that to attain the best of health, we need to drink a lot of clear water all day and every day.