Water is better and makes you happy

I love connecting with like minded people and being motivated and inspired everyday. This human is one of them. A couple of years ago I completed my yoga teaching course at Byron Bay Yoga Centre. 

Rocío Marte was one of my teachers and we have stayed in touch ever since. I wanted to introduce you to her as she offers so many wonderful qualities and wisdom especially with our dry December #danidetoxdecember challenge, that I invited her to share some information and get to know her better.
Part 1;

Welcome Rocío (pronounced Rocky)

“Thank you Dani
for all that you are doing
choosing yourself first, not drinking
and supporting your community.
Thank you for the space to share.
Over time, several myths about healthy habits have been proven incorrect, but there is one that remains standing: drinking water is indispensable, even for our mood. People who drink enough water recommended on a daily basis are three times more likely to feel very happy, according to new research.

Two thirds of our organism are made of water. Surprising data reveals that 75% of our brain and our muscles, 92% of our blood, and 22% of our bones, are made of water. Additionally our body needs water to carry out its most basic functions, for instance, water keeps the temperature of our body in check, it is necessary to exhale, transport nutrients and oxygen to our cells, and it helps the body absorb the aforementioned nutrients.

In studies, dehydration has been associated with increased fatigue, anger, and confusion as well as mood problems and decreased vigor. You need to be well hydrated for your cells to work properly. Drinking water also helps maintain a healthy heart rate and blood pressure. Being dehydrated can zap your energy and make you feel tired -- even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated -- and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, and dizziness

And if that is not reason enough, drinking water can help clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking water. It won't happen overnight, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of water (about 2 litres per day) can have positive effects on your skin , says The Australian Nutrition Foundation.

Water is defined as an essential nutrient because it is required in amounts that exceed the body's ability to produce it.  Recommendations of average intake from the Australian Ministry of Health : Women 2.8 L per day, Men 3.4L per day, Children 1.6L per day. Adults and children living and or working in extremely hot climates may require higher than average intake amounts to remain hydrated, especially if they are very active.
How many litters of water you had today? Can you replace some juices, alcoholic drinks, to make space for water?”
You too can connect with Rocío Marte  and stay tuned for more...
Happy Sunday!

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