Wow what a scorcher we are currently having…although I have got to be honest, I am writing this whilst on holiday in Lanzarote!
You won’t be surprised that this month’s blog is all about keeping yourself hydrated….with water not cheeky beers as we sun ourselves around the BBQ!
Here’s something that might surprise you, though – as healthy adults, up to 60 per cent of our body weight is water. Our brains and hearts are made up of 73 per cent water, while our lungs are about 83 per cent water. Our skin is 64 per cent water, kidneys and muscles are 79 per cent and amazingly, even our bones are 31 per cent water.
When you think we’re largely made of water, it makes sense why we need to keep those levels topped up in order to keep healthy. Otherwise, things can start to go wrong pretty quickly. In fact, if you’re a fan of expensive beauty creams containing weird ingredients claiming to ‘plump up and rejuvenate’, I’ll let you into one of the best and cheapest skin treatments around – water! Hydrate properly, and in no time people will be telling you you look years younger. I’m often told I look younger than I am – shame I don’t always feel it! Lol
So it’s crucial we drink throughout the day to keep ourselves hydrated. The more alkaline the better too so if you purchase water in a bottle look at the back for the ph levels … alkaline water is much more hydrating than regular water which has a neutral pH of 7.
As water increases the body’s hydration, allowing you to perform at your very best.
Water is also a vital part of our digestive system, and if you don’t drink enough you can start to see problems such as bloating and constipation.
We all need around two to three litres of water a day, and some of this we get from food like fresh fruit and vegetables. Drinking a lot of water really is the best way to top up your liquid levels, as it’s pure hydration with no added extras. Almost everyone likes the odd glass of wine – purely for medicinal purposes, of course! – but drinking lots of alcohol can dehydrate you. Tea and coffee can have the same effect, particularly if you like to drink them strong. Everything’s fine in moderation, but try alternating caffeinated and alcoholic drinks with glasses of water to keep liquid levels up. If you can’t bear the thought of cold water on a cold day, try drinking it hot or warm – a slice of orange or lemon optional. Aim to drink at least eight big glasses of water a day to keep everything…erm… ‘moving’!
Due to popular demand, I am running another breath work and sound bath at the Lowry Hotel on Wednesday 24th August from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Book Online.
This also leads me to the exciting news that the Lowry Spa is undergoing a significant refurbishment during August and September but don’t panic I am being relocated to a room in the hotel whilst the work is being carried out to minimise any disruption. So my work diary for you to book your appointments will be available online and I have put extra appointments in to attempt to keep up with high demand.
However appointments in October will be limited due to me doing my shamanic healing and breath work training so if you need appointments around then…please book in.
All in all exciting and busy times ahead!
Keep hydrated and take care x