Drinking lots of water: hydration benefits & tips [Healthy!]
What are the benefits of drinking plenty of water and what are good tips for drinking more water to stay hydrated? Water is good for the skin and for weight loss. Read on for the tips…
Why is drinking water so important?
Did you know that starting with 50 kg body weight you produce an average of 0.2 liters of sweat on a hot day? And did you know that starting from this weight per extra 10 kg that you are heavier, you produce on average 0.9 liters more sweat? This means that someone weighing 60 kg produces an average of 1.1 liters of sweat per day, someone weighing 70 kg produces an average of 2 and someone weighing 100 kg produces an average of 5 liters of sweat per day.
What goes out must also be replenished. To prevent you from getting tired more quickly on such a hot day and not getting light-headed, it is important that you drink enough water.
How Much Water Should You Drink?
Our body needs 2.8 liters of fluid per day. Good news: 1.3 liters is already automatically regulated because you get it from your food and because your body also produces moisture. What remains is 1.5 liters of water that you should drink every day. Some people even say you should drink an extra 2 liters just to make sure you’re doing the right thing. But that 1.5 will be enough.
Benefits of drinking plenty of water
Do you make good use of the beautiful weather or do you notice that you get exhausted more quickly and you actually get less done than you would like? Drinking more water is an important solution.
- It is good for your metabolism: it gives you better digestion.
- It is good for illnesses: ailments such as high blood pressure and stomach complaints can be prevented.
- Organs are hydrated so that they can do their job properly.
- The waste products are removed from your body.
- It helps to burn fat and calories.
- If you drink water in the morning, you get double the energy.
- It’s good for your skin: wrinkles, skin cell renewal, etc.
Tip 1 – Always take a bottle of one liter of water with you
So not a bottle of 0.5 liters, but just a bottle of 1 liter. Then keep it close to you everywhere. At work, in the gym, in the car … The advantage of thermos flasks is that the water stays nice and cool on a hot day.
And there is another important advantage: plastic bottles are not intended to be reused. Plastic bottles have to be broken down, so after you use it once, the plastic coating will end up in your water.
Tip 2 – Build discipline to drink water often
Great for using all kinds of trips and tricks, but sometimes you just have to use brute willpower and discipline if you want to live a healthier life. Use the article on discipline to get into the habit of drinking water regularly.
Tip 3 – Tea, coffee and adding fruit also count!
Also great to drink tea or coffee. That all counts to get those 1.5 liters of water. Many people also like to put fruit in their water: ginger, mint, kiwi, lemon, ice cubes. Good idea!
Tip 4 – Set a water alarm or use a water app
Use the alarm clock on your phone to remind you at set times to drink water. In addition, recommended apps are: Water your Body, Water Daily and Waterlogged.
Tip 5 – Let there be half an hour between food and water
Small nuance: When you are eating, give your body full room to digest the food. After eating, wait half an hour to drink water and do not drink anything half an hour in advance.
Good luck with drinking enough water
Make it a habit and you will certainly manage to get the 1.5 liters of water per day, or even better: the 2 liters of water per day!