On our plan we ask you to drink four litres of water daily. This will leave you running to the loo every 30 minutes or so for the first few days but we promise this gets better and the benefits far outweigh the extra few sprints in the beginning (plus think of all the extra calories when you are doing the 100m across the office)
The process of burning calories requires a decent amount of water. If you are dehydrated it will slow down the fat burning process. When you burn calories it creates toxins in your body and you need water to help flush them out.
Water assists the body in other ways; it helps maintain muscle tone as well as lubricating your joints.
Proper hydration can help reduce muscle and joint soreness when exercising. Water is also required to help prevent constipation in a high fibre diet.
Every day you lose water through perspiration, breathing, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming drinks and foods that contain water.
Here’s 5 top reasons why H20 will be your new best friend:
- Water helps reduce wrinkles. According to recent studies, almost 1 in 5 men and women who drank 1.5 litres of water per day saw a reduction in wrinkles after 6 weeks without making any other changes to their diet. As well as wrinkle reducing it can also give us sparkly eyes, clear skin and make us look glowing and healthy
- Water stops headaches and dizziness. Don’t reach for the painkillers straight away, your headache could be a symptom of being dehydrated so drinking water should make it go away.
- It fights infections. Drinking water can help fight infections all over your body, not only because it flushes out toxins but because when you’re dehydrated you’re more likely to catch a bug. Being well hydrated is also great for allergies and colds, because it clears the airways.
- It makes you exercise better. It’s common sense to replace the fluids you lose when you sweat with water, but what might not be obvious is that your body works better and harder during your workout if you drink water.
- It improves concentration. Because your brain is made of around 85% water if you get dehydrated it can affect your concentration and even your short-term memory. It has a particularly strong effect on your maths skills and it’s all because lack of water causes your brain’s energy levels to decrease.