By PW Nutritionist Aleena Khusro
The 23rd of June marks a very important day - National Hydration Day! The human body is made up of an average of 60% water! That’s more than half of our body composition! So staying hydrated and keeping up our water intake is absolutely crucial. National hydration day helps to create awareness of the importance of staying hydrated and the negative impacts that dehydration has.
Why do we need to stay hydrated?
Water plays an important role in metabolism, cell function, regulating digestion and essentially is crucial to survival! Without adequate water intake, our cells and bodies cant function at their best! Staying hydrated can help maintain everything from luminous glowing skin to healthy joints and proper functioning internal organs. Drinking enough water also helps to aid weight loss!
What causes dehydration? Anything that makes you lose water! This includes excess physical activity, sweating, lack of water intake, vomiting, diarrhoea, diabetes and frequent urination. Slight dehydration leads to decreased blood pressure and feelings of light headedness. However extreme dehydration can lead to major physical and cognitive issues, and biological problems such as kidney stone formation!