We can all do a simple thing, but that’s not given enough importance
One of the essential things you can do for better health, energy, body composition and longevity is to drink enough water. I’m always asked by friends and colleagues how I can drink so much water. It’s pretty easy. Start small and keep building from that. Carrying sufficient water helps keep you accountable for how much you should be drinking. Far too many articles warn us about drinking too much water, which increases our fear! The truth is that people are not drinking enough and wonder why they experience the following primary dehydration symptoms:– Headaches– Sore muscles– Lethargy– Weight gain– Constipation Water is allowed during an exam because it helps our focus and concentration levels and decreases any chance of experiencing the dreaded mental fog that can come about. Water consumption is the key to better health and should be a top priority for everyone — no matter how young or old you are. It’s so simple yet significantly underestimated. Staying well-hydrated throughout life can reduce the risks of many diseases and decrease the risk of heart failure. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute researched this subject as part of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US. This study wanted to examine if serum sodium concentration in the middle ages (measured in terms of hydration habits) predicts the development of heart failure 25 years later. Another aspect of this study examined the connection between hydration and the thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber walls, which leads to heart failure diagnosis. After examining 15,792 adults who were 44–66 years old until they reached 70–90 discovered that higher serum sodium concentration in midlife was associated with heart failure and left ventricular hypertrophy 25 years later. So, your effort with hydration indicates your chances later in life.
Good hydration throughout your life will help keep your heart healthy, decreasing your risk of heart failure — it’s key to a healthier life.
Habitual water consumption is key to preventing heart failure. It’s not something you alter by drinking litres of water as soon as you are diagnosed. However, it would help if you made a conscious effort before this occurred.
How much water should you drink?
Fluid intake recommendations are as follows: Men: You should aim to drink 2–3 litres of water every single day Women: 1.6 to 2 litres daily The scary reality is that men and women don’t even drink half of this recommended consumption! You are robbing yourself of many years of life!
How to add more water into your life daily?
One: Drink one glass every hour — no exceptions Two: Add cucumber, lemon and ginger to your water to alter the flavour Three: Drink one glass of water before you eat any meal (that should stop you from overeating or eating when you are thirsty instead) Four: Download an app on your phone to help keep you accountable for the amount of water you drink (and do be honest. This is your health here) Five: Always carry a bottle with you everywhere so you are having a drink constantly Six: Drink filtered water — it tastes a lot better and ensures you are drinking pure water Seven: Eat foods that have more water in them, such as zucchini, cucumber, watermelon & grapefruit. I do realise this is a lot of water for those who get by on a cup per day, but I promise you, as you slowly increase your water consumption, it gets easier and easier as time goes by. Once you become very vigilant regarding the amount of water you drink and its health benefits, your commitment will increase and become permanent. If all you need to do is drink more water, isn’t it worth it? Please sign up via my link if you want to read more articles like this or start writing your own. I’d love to see you on the other side. ???????? Sign up here for your medium subscription. I get a portion of your monthly fee at no extra cost to you, and it will go a long way in supporting me as a writer. If you want to express gratitude with coffee, send the love via this link.