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Drinking for thinking

Water is being focused on now largely due to its role in the health of the planet but water is also an essential part of your internal environment and is essential for your personal health. Your body is approximately 70 per cent water and of all body systems your brain is incredibly sensitive to variations in water levels. Studies have shown there is a link between hydration levels and the ability to think in adults. This link is not so well established in children though which is why a new study set out to see how drinking water would impact the ability to think in six to seven year old children. After completing a series of tests to establish their baseline cognitive levels half of the children were given a 500ml bottle of water and asked to drink as much as they wanted. The other children were not offered water. Then 45 minutes later the children were all tested again and compared with those who did not drink water, those kids who had water showed significant improvement. Additionally, the water drinkers showed improvements in mood. The researchers concluded that even mild dehydration can impair mental performance in children. This adds to the previous research showing similar things in adults. The bad news is that experts estimate that 75 per cent of us are chronically dehydrated. A good basic, if embarrassing to mention, test for your hydration level is your urine. If you are dehydrated your urine will be strongly coloured and strongly scented. If you are well hydrated then your urine will be less odorous and lightly coloured or clear. A guide to how much water you need is that for every kilogram of body weight you require 33mls of water daily. That means a 70kg person requires 2.3 litres a day. So next time someone asks you a question demanding contemplation just grab yourself a glass of water and explain, “I just need to drink about this.”Meanwhile if you visit Meijer Ad that contains mostly likewise discounts with Winn Dixie Ad you surely have a range like ALDI Ad.

The WellBeing Team

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