Why Water Has Helped Me

Julie holding a glass of water, smiling

29/09/2020

What is this clear thing with no taste!

 Hydrogen and oxygen, two key elements that form H20, this transparent liquid that is vital to all forms of life let alone essential for optimal health and fitness. Growing up, I could never quite grasp the fascination for this colourless, odourless fluid. To me, it was just a boring looking tasteless thing called water! However, during my fitness journey, the benefits of drinking water regularly have been so evident and apparent I now literally swear by it. Water has been paramount to how I feel and think when exercising; it has had such a positive effect on my overall health condition.

 

Reasons why water has helped me and is essential for everyone

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Helps increase physical performance by keeping the body well hydrated
  • Boost metabolism + energy levels
  • Eliminates toxins from the body
  • Enhances nutrient absorption for the body
  • Good for the skin
  • Maintains blood pressure
  • Improves mood + concentration
  • Aids digestive health
Julie holding a home made cake smiling

How much should I drink?

6 – 8 cups per day has long been a general rule of thumb, but every person is different, and as a consequence, our water requirements will vary if you exercise. Drinking water when you only feel thirsty is a cardinal sin by this point you are already dehydrated.  An excellent indicator for me is to check urine colour, a deep yellow means body is under-hydrated and needs water, clear colour means the body is well hydrated.

Carrying around a water bottle with me and taking regular sips throughout the day worked wonders for me, and was much easier than trying to gulp down pints of water once or twice a day in an attempt to meet my water requirements.

My cravings for sugary drinks and snacks subsided due to drinking water regularly. I often drink when I wake up and a glass before going to bed; it’s become a daily habit. I have found that I have gotten used to the taste of water, it quenches my thirst better than alternative drinks. Water has defiantly had a positive effect on me.

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3 Comments

  1. Bacardi Gold

    I have developed the habit of drinking water at room temperature when I wake up. It makes me feel half full. Very Informative post.

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    • Mum in a Rush

      It’s such a good habit, I love starting my morning with a glass of water. I feel like I start my day positively.
      I’m happy that you found the port informative.

      Reply
      • Bacardi Gold

        Yes, small dose of information makes us aware of the things around us. I think I have to continue my morning routine of drinking water after I wake up…….Stay safe.

        Reply

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3 Comments

  1. Bacardi Gold

    I have developed the habit of drinking water at room temperature when I wake up. It makes me feel half full. Very Informative post.

    Reply
    • Mum in a Rush

      It’s such a good habit, I love starting my morning with a glass of water. I feel like I start my day positively.
      I’m happy that you found the port informative.

      Reply
      • Bacardi Gold

        Yes, small dose of information makes us aware of the things around us. I think I have to continue my morning routine of drinking water after I wake up…….Stay safe.

        Reply

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