Our body needs at least 6-8 glasses per day as experts say and this is to help reduce headaches and can help the immune system. Some experts dispute this and it is important to drink fluids such as tea and fruit juices. This is so important when it is hot outside and we can get dehydrated quickly especially when out walking or running.
Water makes up about 60% of our body weight. All systems in our body need water and water carries nutrients to the cells, carries waste, bacteria and toxins away from the cells and out of our body. It keeps our body temperature stable, protects our joints and keeps the lining of our mouth hydrated and moist.
Try not to wait until you feel thirsty to drink water as this can lead to headaches and if your urine is dark yellow instead of pale yellow, this is a sign of dehydration. Keep a close eye on the colour of your urine. Mild dehydration can lead to making you feel tired and lacking in energy.
If you are exercising or if it is hot weather, you may sweat more, so be sure and have a bottle of water to hand.
“Water is the driving force of all nature”. Leonardo da Vinci