Staying hydrated can be difficult whatever the season, but as the end of the summer approaches (on days like today you wonder if there’s even been a summer!) and we head towards the autumnal months there are a number of reasons to make sure you drink plenty of water. You’ll have read for yourself (particularly if you follow this blog regularly) how important it is to hydrate yourself, and the benefits of doing so. So just because the weather is about to cool, it shouldn’t mean we don’t need to drink so much, or that it isn’t so important. Without the heat of the summer to remind us to drink, it can be easy to forget, but there are several things to keep in mind in the hopes of remembering how important it is!
Be a warrior – fight off illness before it strikes!
Your body is mainly made up of water. We know that water is needed to aid digestion as well as other basic human bodily functions. We need to keep up our fluid intake in order for our bodies to maintain strength and combat bad bacteria and infection. If you can manage 8 glasses a day your immune system will be boosted, and you’ll be fighting fit! Prevention is always better than cure!
Maintain healthy skin
There can be a notable lack of humidity during autumn, which can jeopardise your skin’s usual and natural beauty regime. With the skin we’re in being the largest organ of the body, we need to look after it! By drinking plenty of water, well maintained hydration levels will revitalise dull and lacklustre skin, and help keep it soft and smooth during the harsher months. Our lips are often overlooked and can become chapped and cracked in the cold – drinking water will help combat this too.
By drinking water we can detox our bodies naturally. We may have indulged in more treats over the summer, by eating more ice cream for instance. Drink plenty and flush out those toxins – with the cooler months upon us, we need to gear up for comfort eating season!