Are you suffering from a particularly bad case of the “Afternoon Slump”? Do you come home from work every day feeling lethargic and sore?
The cause and solution to these issues may be as simple as hydration. Dehydration is an incredibly common issue, with one survey from Britain revealing that approximately 89% of people do not drink enough water to maintain healthy hydration levels.
Drinking water is an essential part of staying healthy. In addition to helping essential bodily functions such as blood circulation, drinking plenty of water also gives complexion a healthy glow by ridding skin of all those nasty toxins and blemishes. What’s more, water has also been proven to improve cognitive performance.
The average adult loses about 2.6 litres of water everyday through bodily functions such as breathing, sweating, and digestion so it’s absolutely key to continually top up our water levels. If you fail to drink enough water, you may suffer from dehydration symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and dizziness. What’s more, studies show that just 1 – 2% dehydration is all it takes to impair your cognitive performance and motor function; affecting your energy levels, mood, memory and attention.
So what can you do to ensure that you maintain healthy hydration levels every day? This infographic from Study Medicine Europe offers a number of handy “water hacks” which you can use to stay on top of your water intake level.
For example, one suggestion is to treat yourself to plenty of delicious water-rich foods such as cucumber or watermelon. Another handy tip is to download a specific mobile app, such as Daily Water or Aqualert, to remind you to drink throughout the day.
Take a look at the infographic below for more tips on how to stay healthy, happy and hydrated.
Aris Grigoriou is the Student Recruitment Manager for Study Medicine Europe. Study Medicine Europe is a medical student recruitment business with offices in the UK, Germany, Greece and Cyprus. They secure placement for prospective students from all over the world into affordable medicine and veterinary courses in universities throughout Europe.