Waters Cool in School
It may come as a surprise but a recent Gallop survey indicated that 60% of the population are dehydrated. This is not because we're not drinking enough fluid, it's because we're not drinking enough of the right fluid, water. Lack of water can be responsible for a number of ailments including: If you find that you're suffering from any of these the solution could be a simple one, try drinking more water.
At just 2% dehydration your performance decreases by around 20%. Dr David Lewis recently conducted research which revealed that is costing British business an estimated £3.5 billion a year in absenteesism and poor performance.Your body is 70% water. Your brain has 15 billion brain cells, these are between 74% and 85% water. Your brain works via connections between neurones and these work best when you are properly hydrated. One of the earliest symptoms of water shortage is fatigue. The human body is the most sophisticated machine known to man and like all machines it relies upon input to deliver output. If you want to get the best out of your body put the best in, fresh water, with nothing added.
But I drink tea and coffee that's just as good isn't it?
No. Because of their diuretic properties tea and coffee can actually add to dehydration.
How much should I drink?
According to nutritionists one and a half litres a day. The best way to do this is to maintain a steady intake throughout the day. This is why water coolers are becoming more and more popular, you've got a constant supply close to hand.
If you find that you're suffering from any of these the solution could be a simple one, try drinking more water.