I’m noticing my energy levels are really fluctuating in these few days post-Fair. I’m monitoring myself closely and allowing myself breaks whenever I can but I also realise that number one on my list of energy-drainers is dehydration.
Water, water everywhere but not a drop I drink!
Here’s a few facts about water:
- Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days.
- The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%.
- A mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic maths, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen.
- Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.
- An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. That’s a pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available through the tap or bottle water.
I’ve never quite got to the bottom of what a good hydration routine is for me but most successful is making sure I have fresh water in the car at all times. It’s a perfect time to stock up. And once I start drinking I find I can’t stop. It seems you never know just how thirsty you are until you take that first gulp.
Happiness has very strong links to health – of course. If we feel strong and energised it’s so much easier to see the positive in things. Water is a very good place to start.