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10 Simple Hacks to Help You Drink More Water

What colour was your urine the last time you visited the bathroom? It seems like an invasive question to start the latest addition to the blog, but you should know that this a pretty standard indicator of hydration. Use the chart below as a reference, left being very hydrated of course and right being extremely dehydrated.  Drinking water has become more than fashionable over the last decade, yet that doesn't mean that everyone is finding it easier to drink enough and stay hydrated. The average person in the UK drinks 1.7L per day, some way short of the 2.5L minimum recommended for male adults and the 2.0L recommended for women.  It can be difficult to integrate drinking water as a...

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5 Effects of Not Drinking Enough Water

Have you been feeling more dehydrated recently? This post will show you 5 effects that not drinking enough water can have on your body. The '8 glasses per day' theory is so well-known that it's become a cliche, never mind the raft of contradicting information out there about just exactly how much water you need to be drinking - which, by the way, is at least 2 litres a day! As part of our commitment to making healthier drinking water more accessible for everyone, we are equally keen to make sure you know about the consequences of not drinking enough. You'd be amazed how many little irritations you experience in your day-to-day life can be linked to lack of hydration. Here...

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Electrolytes: What, Why & How

Electrolytes. You've almost certainly heard the term in the marketing campaigns of sports & energy drinks companies but do you know what they are? An electrolyte is a substance that produces an electrically conducting solution when dissolved into water. They carry electrical charges which are essential for carrying out important physiological functions in the human body. The table below shows the main electrolytes and the functions they perform in your body: Electrolyte Functions in the body Calcium Necessary for muscle contraction, nerve function, blood clotting, cell division, healthy bones and teeth Chloride Maintains fluid balance in the body Potassium Regulates heart contraction, helps maintain fluid balance Magnesium Necessary for muscle contraction, nerve function, heart rhythm, bone strength, generating energy and...

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5 Reasons Why You're Always Dehydrated

Did you know that 1 in 10 GP visits where 'I just feel tired all the time' is the complaint, that dehydration is actually the patient's problem? When was the last time you reached for a drink in a desperate attempt to quench your thirst and rehydrate you? In the midst of a busy day keeping your body hydrated can often slide way down the to-do list. However, busy living conditions mean optimum  hydration is absolutely imperative to function at your best level.  Here are 5 things that may be part of your daily routine which are contributing towards dehydration:  Caffeine  Coffee is the world's most popular psychoactive stimulant but if you're dependant on numerous cups per day, it could be...

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