As Monday rolled around again it marked the beginning of Nutrition and Hydration Week (12-18th March 2018). It is an important point to address due to the increasing percentage of the population becoming overweight.
Did you know your body is comprised of over 60% water? So if you are not drinking plenty of fluids then you could easily become dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluids than it takes in.
The recommended daily intake of fluid for a regular person is 6-8 glasses of 200ml of water per day, and more if exercising. Although fluids do not have to be glasses of water alone, food such as watermelon, strawberries and spinach all have high water content (90-99%) which can contribute to daily fluid intake.
As we get older it becomes apparent that the digestive system becomes suppressed and the elderly are less likely to want to eat or drink anything, although it is important as this plays a big role in keeping a happy and healthy body.
Dehydration can cause the body to become more fatigued easily and lead to a lowered immune response to all those nasty germs flying around.
Also all this nattering we like to do can lead us down the route of dehydration if we do not replace our fluids, and you know how much Hilary, Alice and Daniella like to chat to you whilst you are having your feet done!
So next time you attend The Forest Foot and Health Clinic for a routine treatment try and drink a glass of water before leaving the house and why not drink one when you get home too!
The recommended daily intake
of fluid for a regular person
is 6-8 glasses of 200ml of water per day