The good weather is finally here, and it’s important that, while enjoying the sunshine as best we can, that we all stay hydrated. Drinking a little more water every day really can have positive results!
Water helps to reduce the risk of tiredness, increases concentration and vitality, and improves memory. It also helps with healthy skin, bones, hair and nails as well as providing extra energy.
NI Water’s Environmental Education Officer, Pat McCauley, comments, “One of NI Water’s major initiatives is ‘Water for Health’, which is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of drinking water as part of a healthy lifestyle.
‘‘We all tend to get outside a bit more over the summer, whether it’s to work in the garden, get some DIY completed or just to enjoy ourselves. Whatever we do, we should make sure we’re well hydrated.
‘‘With exam season still in full flow, it’s also important for students to keep themselves topped up with water – more than just a good exam technique is needed for those grades!
‘‘All of us ‘run’ on water every day, so it is important we don’t neglect our wellbeing by allowing ourselves to become dehydrated.’’
Water is a basic nutrient of the body and is essential for survival. It is essential to keep your body well hydrated, flush toxins from your system whilst retaining vital vitamins and minerals. Water forms a major part of our blood (approximately 82%), lubricates joints, eyes, aids digestion and helps you look better by keeping skin smooth.
NI Water’s aim is to raise awareness of the value of high quality tap water and the associated health benefits from drinking tap water. The ‘Water for Health’ initiative encourages you to keep hydrated by drinking the recommended daily amount of water.