ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?
COOL CLEAR WATER
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 15th May 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
This simple trick will tell you if you’re dehydrated instantly
You are constantly encouraged to carry a bottle of water “in this hot weather” .
The NHS recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water a day but how many of you actively make sure that you hit this target? How hydrated do you reckon you actually are? Probably not as much as you’d like following a May weekend of sunbathing and cider, right?
In a bid to encourage people to keep an eye on their hydration levels, a simple trick to measure dehydration has surfaced.
Backed by the National Library of Medicine, it’s all about measuring your skin’s turgor which is the skin’s elasticity.
On the back of the hand, the back of the arm or the abdomen, using your thumb and index finger, grasp a section of skin until it is tented up. Hold the skin for a few seconds and then release. If the skin rapidly snaps back to its normal position, you are hydrated, if not you need to drink water.
According to the NHS, other symptoms of dehydration to watch out for are feeling thirsty, having dark yellow and strong smelling pee, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, feeling tired, having dry mouth, lips and eyes and peeing little and less than four times a day.
It is worth nothing that you shouldn’t now go and chug all the H2O you can find, because you can actually drink too much, but do stick to the recommended six to eight glasses a day and you should be absolutely dandy.
This is What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Water
- You immediately feel refreshed
- You have more energy
- You’re less hungry
- Your metabolism gets a boost
- You’re a beast in the gym
- Your skin is brighter
- You’re less bloated
- Your brain is focused
- You flush out toxins
- You fend off pain
- Your digestive system is regular
- Your pee is clearer
- You’re happier
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. ~Michael John Bobak
Happiness is…a bottle of cool clear water on a hot day, on second thoughts on any day or night
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Here’s a picture of me with REM. That’s me in the corner.
Love is…two minds, one thought
TRACK OF THE DAY
Cool Water – Frankie Laine
Highest Chart Position: No.2 6th August 1955
©2018 Phil M Robinson