It may not be as exciting as guilt-free raw chocolate fudge brownies but its’ significance to your heath is completely underrated! I drink at least 3.5 litres a day, and even then I can get de-hydrated. Albeit I live in an environment which has only two options; heat or air-conditioning (both of which dehydrate you and your skin – especially at night when your partner likes the room Baltic) but even in the UK drinking lots of quality water was drilled into me from an early age and I’m glad it was.
There are so many ways water affects the body and can help you to look and feel your best. I’ve recently been working with Masafi water which is the UAE’s only natural underground bottled water that doesn’t come from the Sea. Instead, it’s coaxed from deep beneath the Hajar Mountains which sounds a whole lot more natural to me, and not only that but you can feel the difference too!
Following that, I wanted to put together this blog to explain all the benefits of drinking water for your body!
When you’re dehydrated, the skin looks more wrinkled and dry which is the opposite to what we want! Although water can’t reverse the effects of age, it can keep you looking your best every step of the way. Using a moisturizer also helps to ”˜lock in’ the water.
From the food we eat, to pollution around us to normal processes that the body goes through, we are constantly having to remove toxins to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. Water helps the body do that, and is essential for it. The Kidneys are especially reliant on the availability of water as that’s the hotspot for all excretion of toxins and waste to go through. A good way to tell if you’re getting enough water is to see whether the Urine is light or dark in colour, (Can’t really dress it up any other way!). Lighter means more hydrated.
Staying Hydrated supporting fat-burn follows the same essential principal as many diets and trends. If you put your body into it’s best possible state (whether that be alkaline, low-sugar etc) then it’s going to stand its best chance at getting fit and healthy. The liver is responsible for breaking down fatty-acids and as mentioned above, the kidneys play a key role is removing toxins. If there’s isn’t enough water for both of the organs to function properly then they aren’t going to be as effective, in turn making fat-loss a whole lot tougher!
If you go into a workout dehydrated, then you might as well turn back round and get into bed to catch up on sleep! During high intensity exercise, the body is being ”˜stressed’ to perform, to build, and repair. If the water isn’t available for it to use, then exercise is going to feel like a real struggle. The muscles are actually made up of about 79% water so it’s easy to understand why! That’s also why people don’t recommend training the morning after a night out because the body is severely dehydrated which affects everything from performance to concentration.
Given all the above, it seems rather evident that dehydration can lead to lack of energy and brain function. With a lack of water, the body is effectively fighting against itself to stay on top and keep things running smoothly, it’s got a handicap already before it’s even started the day! Not drinking enough water is like putting a hurdle every 10m in a marathon race and expecting someone to perform just as well! Keeping hydrated means you’re giving the body what it needs to feel alive and full of energy!
So drink drink drink! :)
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!