The Benefits of Staying Hydrated
Water accounts for 60% of our body, therefore making it an essential element in our lives. Drinking clean and healthy water every day should be a priority as there are many benefits, especially to children and the elderly. Water can also have a positive impact on pregnant women, athletes and people at work.
As water technology specialists for more than 25 years BWT, are in a great place to recommend and supply a wide variety of safe, refreshing and hygienic drinking water solutions suitable for the home, office, schools, restaurants, hotels and almost any other place of work. Please visit BWT main website for more information regarding water treatment solutions.
The NHS recommends a daily amount of 6-8 glasses as a general guide but this can vary for different individuals depending on their age and lifestyle.
Recommended daily intake of water:
|9 – 13||1.6L/day = 6 glasses||1.4L/day = 5 to 6 glasses|
|14 – 18||1.9L/day = 7 glasses||1.6Lday = 6 glasses|
|Adults||2.6L/day = 10 glasses||2.1l/day = 8 glasses|
Below we have listed the many benefits staying hydrated has for different ages and groups of people.
Benefits of staying hydrated for children and adolescents
Water is one of the most important nutrients for children but the amount they drink varies considerably based on their environment, lifestyle and their early interaction with parents and their peers. At school, children are quick to follow behavioural models, especially between 3 and 12 years old, behaviour, which can influence their lifestyles choices for the future, including influencing their choice of diet and hydration regime.
1) Better concentration at school
2) More energy
3) Reduces tiredness
4) Better performance in class and exams
5) Mood stays positive
Benefits of staying hydrated for the elderly
With age, the thirst stimulus is gradually reduced, and so it is easy for the body to dehydrate with consequences, which can become dangerous for an elderly person. It is important that individuals drink a little and often totalling on average between 1.5 and 2 litres of water a day. Committing to a daily eating plan is one practical way of ensuring you do not forget to drink the recommended daily amount.
1) Reduces fatigue
2) Helps improve alertness
3) Improves the condition of the cardiovascular-circulatory system
4) Nourishes skin and helps keep it healthy
5) Helps with digestion and prevents constipation.
We do recommend speaking to a health expert for any hydration plan, as you will need to take into account a person’s state of health and lifestyle.
Benefits of staying hydrated for pregnant women
During pregnancy, it is important to stay hydrated at all times. Dehydration during pregnancy can cause a number of issues for both mum and baby and therefore it is recommended that a person’s daily water intake should be increased to around 3 litres per day.
1) Reduces swelling
2) Softens skin
3) Increases energy
4) Decreases risk of urinary tract infections
5) Decreases risk of premature labour and birth
Benefits of staying hydrated for athletes
It is important to keep your fluids and minerals topped up while you are exercising so as not to risk dehydration, which can affect not only your concentration but can also lead to muscle cramping. Proper hydration is essential in sports, in order to promote the participants’ safety, wellbeing and performance.
1) Better performance
2) Higher levels of energy
3) Reduces risk of heat injury
4) Body temperature and blood pressure stays regulated
5) Physical health is strengthened
If you exercise regularly or participate in a sports activity that requires a regular amount of hydration, it is important to speak to a health professional, if you are unsure about how much fluid you should be drinking daily. If you feel extreme levels of dehydration, please seek the advice of a health professional immediately.
Benefits of staying hydrated at work
Dehydration can cause headaches and a lack of concentration can have a negative impact on your productivity at work. Therefore, it is important to stay hydrated during the long hours you spend at work, especially if your work requires regular physical movement or if you are looking at a screen for long periods.
1) Less fatigue
2) Better attention span
3) Higher levels of energy
4) Less headaches
5) Optimises mood on a day to day basis
6) Levels of stress are reduced
Staying hydrated is essential to a healthier lifestyle and with BWT’s Magnesium Mineralized Water the benefits only get better. With Magnesium Mineralized Water, not only do you stay hydrated but Magnesium also ensures your mental health stays regulated whilst strengthening you physically.
Read more about how beneficial is Magnesium for your Mind and Body here, to find out how it can be beneficial to you!