If the past two years has taught us anything, it’s the importance of our health and keeping our immune system in tip-top condition, and even more so today as we mark World Health Day.
We’re not saying that water would have solved the world’s covid problems, but it’s a sure-fire way of ensuring your body is in the best place to fight off any nasties heading its way.
For years, doctors and nutritionists have been banging on about the importance of health, weight loss, and balanced diets, and only this week the newest thing to hit our daily lives is menus in large bars and restaurants having to display calorie counts.
With so much information flying around, trying to keep fit and healthy can become a minefield of the latest advice or fad diet.
But if you want to cut through all that noise and confusion and follow a simple step to boost your health; drink more water.
Of course, as a water company, we would say that. But you’ll be hard pushed to find anyone who argues with that advice.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise the maths stack up. Our bodies are two thirds water, so it’s easy to work out what we need to put in it to keep it functioning properly. Think of it like your car; you need the petrol or diesel to keep it going and when you run low it isn’t going to get you very far.
Have you ever woken up with a stonking headache but know it’s not a hangover, or get halfway through the day and wonder why your head is thumping. Nine times out of ten it’s probably because your body is crying out for water.
The British Nutrition Foundation recommends drinking at least 6 – 8 glasses of fluid every day – and even more if you’re in a more physically demanding job.
And high-quality water, free from additives or flavourings, should be top of your priority list ahead of tea, coffee, fruit squashes or fizzy drinks.
Here’s the top ten list* of the greatest benefits of drinking 8 glasses of water a day:
1. Makes you more alert
2. Improves your brain function
3. Makes your skin look better
4. Helps you lose weight
5. Makes digesting food easier
6. Gives you more energy
7. Keep your joints moving
8. Purifies your body
9. Helps your organs function better
10. Removes toxins from your body
* list from Water Dispenser and Hydration Association
One good way to check if you’re taking in enough water is to look in your toilet bowl. The pee colour test will give you the nudge to drink more if your body is dehydrated. It’s really simple; the darker the pee, the more water you need.
Dehydrating your body is no laughing matter. While it affects lots of things going on inside your body, there’s some obvious external signs that can make you feel really run-down. Usually, the signs all pop up at once; dry mouth, lips and eyes, thirst, dizziness, headaches, tiredness and lack of concentration. Yet it’s one of the simplest things to fix, just by drinking more water.
At Glastonbury Spring Water we ensure you have chilled, clean, fresh water at your finger-tips whenever you need it. Whether it’s at home, your office or workplace, we offer a range of competitively priced products – from our plumbed-in water coolers to bottled water coolers – to ensure you’re always looking after your body, and at the same time keeping your health levels high to fight off illness. And if you’re not sure whether one of our products is right for you, take advantage of our free trials.