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The importance of monitoring fluid intake - prioritising your wellbeing


Person holding a glass of water

The human body is made up of approximately 60% water, and proper fluid balance is crucial for the body to function correctly, so staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health. Our bodies need water to function properly, as it helps regulate body temperature, transport nutrients, and flush out waste and toxins. Without enough water, we can experience symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and even kidney damage.


That's why it's important to monitor our fluid intake and make sure we're staying properly hydrated. By doing so, we can ensure that our bodies function at their best, allowing us to feel our best too. It's recommended that adults drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day, but this can vary based on factors such as age, weight, and activity level.


 

The benefits:


One important benefit of monitoring our intake is that it can help prevent dehydration. Dehydration occurs when our bodies lose more water than we take in, which can happen when we sweat, urinate, or breathe. This can lead to various symptoms, including thirst, dry mouth, and dark urine. In severe cases, dehydration can even be life-threatening. Especially among the elderly, it can lead to urinary tract infections, kidney stones, worsening of existing medical conditions, cognitive impairment, falls due to dizziness, and a compromised immune system.


It’s also important to monitor fluid intake and balance to help identify possible health conditions. For example, excessive fluid retention can be a sign of heart failure or liver disease. Monitoring fluid balance can help individuals and healthcare providers detect these issues early on and take appropriate measures to prevent further health complications.


Keeping track of your fluid intake is a simple habit to adopt, but it can make a big difference in improving our overall daily health. For example, drinking enough water can help prevent constipation, promote healthy skin, and aid in weight loss. It can also improve our cognitive function and mood, as studies have shown that even mild dehydration can affect our ability to think clearly and regulate our emotions.


So how do we monitor our fluid intake?


Here are some tips and tricks to help you monitor your fluid intake throughout the day:


  • Aim to drink one glass of water per hour while at work

  • Use a water bottle that has a ml scale

  • Try to drink 2 glasses of water in the morning

  • Take a reusable bottle of water with you throughout the day

  • To stay on track, set targets and reminders for yourself.


Monitoring our water intake is essential for maintaining good health. By making sure we're drinking enough water each day, we can prevent dehydration, improve our overall health, and feel our best. So, drink up and stay hydrated!


To discuss this further and learn how Aquarate is reinventing hydration, get in touch and speak to one of our experts today.




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