Tips for Optimal Hydration
We all know the importance of water for our body, health and well-being, but for many drinking 8 glasses of water can be quite the challenge! Healthy hydration levels are essential for our body to function. It moisturises the complexion from within to maintain its texture and appearance, but studies show it also protects your skin barrier function and supports digestion, energy levels and cognitive function. Here are five foolproof ways to up your water intake and boost your hydration:
1. Water The basic and most obvious is to drink your water, but how much water is enough? How much water each of us actually needs depends on a range of factors like body weight and age, as well as activity level and the temperature—after all the more you sweat, the more water you lose. As a general rule, multiply your weight in kilograms by 0.033 litres.
2. Eat your Water Incorporating plenty of water-rich vegetables and fruits into your diet also has the added benefit of delivering vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fibre. Flood your cells with hydrating foods like cucumber, celery, radishes, papaya, melon, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes.
3. Add Oceanglo Marine Collagen to your diet Taking your daily serving of Oceanglo Marine Hydrolyzed collagen can increase skin hydration by 28% in 8 weeks and decrease deep wrinkles by 30% in 12 weeks according to our clinical trials. Other studies have reported increases up to 78% in skin density, improved elasticity, reduced skin dryness and improved skin texture.
4. Drink Between Meals While you may be accustomed to having water with lunch or dinner, drinking immediately before, during and straight after a meal can dilute digestive enzymes, negatively impacting the way in which your gut absorbs nutrients. Instead, replenish your fluids at least half an hour before or after eating to aid digestion and save you from confusing thirst with hunger.
5. Listen to your body Your body will let you know when you are dehydrated. Do you suffer from that afternoon slump? Suffer from regular headaches/migraines? This could be your body's way of telling you that you need to up your water intake. Symptoms of dehydration includes: Muscle cramps, Bad breath, Fatigue, Fever or chills, Craving sweets, Dry mouth/skin, Fast heartbeat, Irritability, Confusion, Drowsiness