Sep 26, 2017
Yes, we know! Eight glasses of water, eight times a day. This mantra has been drilled deep into our minds by teachers, coa...Read More
Apr 24, 2018
Water, one of the most abundant resources, is one of the absolute necessities to sustain life. The human body consists of ...Read More
Oct 27, 2017
Quenching our thirst with a glass of water is one of the most satisfying things in the world. The benefits of drinking water to keep the body hydrated are well ...Read More
Feb 05, 2018
our body's hydration matters regardless of your activity levels. You can be a physically active individual or a couch potato, regular water intake helps ....Read More
Sep 26, 2017
Yes, we know! Eight glasses of water, eight times a day. This mantra has been drilled deep into our minds by teachers, coaches, and doctors since childhood. But is this backed by facts? The stark truth is that there is little or no research to prove that eight glasses of water eight times a day is the ideal measure and frequency of water consumption for all.
Then how do we know how much water do we need to drink to enable our body to perform all its functions seamlessly? Here are some things to consider.
Your lifestyle plays an important role in determining the amount of water that you need to consume. If you lead an active lifestyle, your water consumption level must be high. On the other hand, if you have a sedentary lifestyle and spend your day in an air-conditioned environment where there is no scope for water loss through perspiration, drinking more than 2 to 2.5 litres of water is not advisable. It will end up accumulating in your kidney and cause a host of kidney-related problems.
What is the best way of knowing that you need to drink up? You’re feeling thirsty! Thirst is a clear indicator your hydration status. Since the Stone Age, thirst has guided people to replenish their water reserves from time to time. So the simplest thing to do to remain hydrated is to drink water whenever you are thirsty.
Drink two to four glasses of water after waking up. Your body needs this water replenishment at this time as it has used up the water stored in your body overnight. If you’re spending the day at home without much activity or if you work in an air-conditioned office, do not drink more than 2 to 2.5 litres of water per day. However, if you are a field worker like an architect or salesperson, you need to drink around three litres of water daily. Also, you need to increase your water intake during summers to keep yourself hydrated by drinking water. Having electrolyte or glucose water is also advisable on unusually warm days.
If you feel easily dehydrated during the day, try some of these ways to get the adequate amounts of water into your system effortlessly. Keep a water bottle by your desk at work and take several sips of water each hour. If you are always on the go, carry a cool water flask with you take sips throughout the day. You can also take a break from your work to get up and refill your bottle at the drinking fountain. Add flavour to your water by squeezing some lime or adding mint leaves. Infused water is healthy and tastes great.
Just as a machine needs oil to run smoothly, your body needs water to keep every part of your body working properly. From flushing out of wastes to maintain the correct temperature, water plays a vital role in aiding numerous bodily functions. Moreover, it helps prevent kidney stones and constipation. Your body constantly loses water through breathing, perspiration, and urination. This makes it necessary for you to drink the right amount of water to stay healthy.
So now that you know how much water you need to consume to stay fit and how to consume the right amount of water, go ahead and drink up! Make sure you drink only purified water to keep diseases at bay and stay hydrated.
Apr 24, 2018
Water, one of the most abundant resources, is one of the absolute necessities to sustain life. The human body consists of about 70% of water, and this fact underlines the necessity of water as a resource for our survival. While 71% of the total earth surface is covered with water bodies, it is really difficult to believe that we have access to just 1% of potable freshwater. This makes “potable” water a critically scarce resource.
Clean, safe and pure drinking water is an absolute necessity for the well being of humans. With the continuous advancement in technology and the ever-increasing growth of the industrial sector, the pollution levels are increasing. While other resources like land and air are getting affected, water is affected the most. By virtue of it being a good solvent, water dissolves all the harmful chemicals and pollutants that come in contact with it. The result is that even the 1% of potable water is getting polluted and becoming unfit for drinking.
In a third world country like India, pollution levels are increasing at an alarming rate. Contaminated and impure drinking water can cause serious illnesses like diarrhoea, worm infections and others. India has an extensive natural occurrence of harmful chemicals like fluoride and arsenic in groundwater, which can only be purified by a purifier. Hence, a good water purifier is a must to ensure safe drinking.
While having a purifier is a necessity given the present scenario in India, choosing one is a hectic task. With so many purifiers out in the market, opting for the best one that fits your pocket is a very difficult task. While all purifiers either run on either UV light, filter technology o reverse osmosis, each one of them has something unique that sets them apart from the others. The one thing that you should always check is that the purifier keeps the water consistent and pure.
The purifiers come in three types classified on the basis of the water treatment technique used.
Purifiers applying the distillation technique are the basic ones. It has been known since ages that boiling the water and cooling the resultant vapour results in pure water while the impurities are left behind. However, if you pot for the distillation technique to purify your drinking water then you should opt for advanced water purifiers that make use of modern apparatus. The only problem with distillation purifiers is that their work rate is slow as compared to the others.
At present, reverse osmosis is one of the most powerful purification methods. The water is passed through a selectively permeable membrane. The membrane selectively rejects the impurities and pure water is allowed to pass through. However, the membrane is sensitive to chlorine and has to be protected with active carbon filters. Though the life expectancy of RO purifiers is about 6 to 8 years, the process is comparatively slower and has a requirement of a substantial pressure.
UV water purification:
The most efficient water purification system available in the market today is UV based. It is a cost effective system that helps in removing a plethora of biological waste and contaminants from the drinking water supply.
It has some distinct advantages over other types of purification techniques.
The most important thing to notice here is that UV systems don’t leave even a trace of chemicals or by-product along with no change in the properties of water such as its pH level. This is not only environment-friendly and also minimizes the waste output from a UV water purifier.
Also, a UV based water purification system requires less power usage and minimal replacement of filters or other mechanical parts. In the long-term, such advantages are crucial in selecting a water purification system for residential as well as industrial purposes. In terms of water flow, UV scores good points over others, which enables a steady flow of purification, saving time and improving the efficiency of the water purification.
The ever-increasing pollution has made potable water a critical resource in India. You always run a risk of getting into serious health issues by taking in impure and contaminated water that contains toxic chemical and biological waste. It is therefore of utmost importance to install a good water purifier at home to prevent any serious health problems by water-borne contaminants.
Oct 27, 2017
Quenching our thirst with a glass of water is one of the most satisfying things in the world. The benefits of drinking water to keep the body hydrated are well known, yet there is one dynamic which is often overlooked by us when refilling our water indexes, the temperature of the water we drink.
Yes, the temperature of the water you are drinking can also have an effect on your health, and this fact has been endorsed by several Ayurvedic texts as well. Let's have a look at the science behind the temperature of water we should be drinking.
There are several circumstances under which drinking cold water can be beneficial, such as
Exercising warms our body and causes sweating, which is a natural cooling mechanism. However, we lose a lot of water and electrolytes through sweat and become dehydrated.
Sipping cold water at regular intervals during exercise will not only replenish your lost water stores but will also keep a check on your body’s temperature.
Drinking cool water during your weight loss regimen can help you burn some extra calories. Cold water boosts your metabolism and causes extra calorie consumption by your body.
Regularly drinking cold water can help you consume up to 70 extra calories per day, which means you can take a break from exercise once in a while and rely on water to keep you fit.
If you are surprised with this assertion, let's understand a basic fact. When we have fever, our body temperature rises because the body is fighting the viruses that are causing the condition. Drinking a glass of cool water or normal water from can provide instant relief.
One thing to keep in mind though is that the water should come from a clean source. In today’s polluted environment, buying a water purifier can be beneficial for your and your family’s health.
Search online for the best water purifiers available in the market and consider your options. Generally, reverse osmosis is considered one of the best water purifier technology. Livpure offers some of the best water purifiers for Indian homes.
Cool water also helps in restoring the lost electrolytes and you can add ORS or lemon juice to make it even more refreshing.
When to drink warm water?
Now that we know what cold water can do for our body, let's have a look at the benefits of drinking warm or normal water.
Warm water makes it easier for body to process and digest foods. Having a glass of warm or normal water in the morning is known to stimulate digestion and ease bowl movement.
In comparison, when we have cold water with meals, the body has to make an extra effort to warm up the food in our stomach for proper digestion.
We have all come across homemade detox water remedies for flushing out toxins from our body. When you are preparing a homemade detox solution, make sure you use normal or warm water. The warmth will coax the nutrients from the fruit and veggies in your detox mixture and make them easier to digest.
Drinking warm water helps in increasing the blood flow in your body, thus relaxing the cramped tissues in your body. If you are suffering from headaches or inflammation, a glass or two of warm water can help you relax.
Cold and warm water have their individual health benefits and underline the strong relationship between water and our body balance. So, use the advantages of cold and warm water to plan your exercise, diet and healing. If you are living in a metro city, look up a good water purifying unit and protect your family from ill effects of water pollution.
Feb 05, 2018
Your body's hydration matters regardless of your activity levels. You can be a physically active individual or a couch potato, regular water intake helps in keeping your body's functions regulated.
Surroundings also count when it comes to drinking water, your body requires more water if you live in a dry and warm geographical area. That is the reason we feel thirst more acutely during summertime. On the other hand, living in cold climatic conditions also requires regular water intake because our metabolism compensates for the outside cold by increasing internal heat generation, resulting in body water loss.
Some common dehydration symptoms include, dry eyes, dry mouth, dry skin, fatigue or dizziness, headaches, hunger pangs, and chronic constipation.
Before we begin, let us convey that you should inculcate a water drinking habit and encourage your family members similarly. Keeping your body replenished with water will make you healthier and more active and productive.
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