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Keeping hydrated is really important as our bodies use water to help with many processes:

-transporting nutrients around our systems

  • eliminating waste products
  • controlling our body temperature
  • keeping our joints lubricated so they can act efficiently as shock absorbers

    As a basic guide, most adults need about 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid a day.
    The good news is that hydration helps fat metabolism through:

  • Improved organ function — our kidneys and liver function much better with water. One of the liver's functions is to metabolise stored fat.
  • Enhanced endocrine system — the growth hormone (hgH) is a fat burning hormone. Its efficiency is hugely reduced when the body is dehydrated.
  • Better cognitive function — the brain is made up of around 80% water and is sensitive to changes in water level. A mere 2% reduction in hydration can lower cognitive function by up to 30%, which can lead to fatigue as well as a lack of motivation to exercise and eat healthily.
  • Increased enzyme function — Lipase, the enzyme that metabolises fat has significantly reduced function when the body isn't properly hydrated. This can also lead to fatigue and inactivity.

    So, how we keep hydrated?

  • Keep a bottle of water with you when out and about.
  • If you don't like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon to it.
  • Drink water before, during and after a workout.
  • When feeling hungry, drink water — thirst is often confused by hunger.
  • If you can't remember to drink water, drink it according to a schedule at specific times of the day.
  • Drink water when going out for a meal.

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