We all know the importance of staying hydrated during summer because it’s vital that we avoid dehydration. However, many don’t know that we can easily become dehydrated even during winter. In fact, lack of sufficient water even during winter can be quite harmful and lead to a variety of serious health problems. Realistically, many of us find it hard to drink the recommended amount of water during winter.
As the temperature drops, devices that produce artificial heat can lead to dehydration, which can in turn create several problems such as muscle fatigue, dizziness, cramps, and exhaustion. Even your immune system can be affected, which in turn means you’ll be more vulnerable to diseases such as the common cold and flu.
You’ve heard of beauty sleep, but what about guzzling water to help your skin? Drinking more water is a great way to help moisturise your skin. Commonly, people experience dry skin during winter when the cold weather and dry wind extract moisture from your body and make skin extremely dry. To help maintain your body’s moisture and prevent dryness, drink sufficient water to hydrate your skin and give it a vibrant appearance.
Digestion can also be assisted by – you guessed it – drinking extra water. Dehydration makes it extremely difficult for your body to digest food. So for your digestive system to work properly, you must be well hydrated so that your body can easily digest food during winter. Drinking sufficient water also helps us maintain our weight during winter because many times we confuse thirst with hunger and end up overeating.
Water’s also the trick to assisting in the detoxification of your body. When drinking enough water, it flushes out the toxins from your body to maintain the health of your body. Simple ways to staying hydrated during winter include eating more fruit that have a high water content, such as oranges, apples, and pears. You can also add extra warm soups and herbal teas to your diet, but make sure to avoid caffeine or reduce it because excess caffeine intake leads to dehydration.
To make sure your body is functioning properly and you’re living a healthy lifestyle, make sure to stay hydrated. If natural spring water is your preference, be sure to have Peninsula Springs water on hand. Call Michael on 0413 996 317 or visit www.peninsulasprings.com.au to have great-tasting natural spring water delivered to your door in 15-litre or 600ml bottles.