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Top 12 Tips for a Healthier Life: Part 2 – Drink and Be Merry

Top 12 Tips for a Healthier Life: Part 2 – Drink and Be Merry

Welcome to part 2 of my top 12 tips for a healthier life.

I dedicate this series of posts to each and every client who has posed that oft asked question…

“So what is the best thing I can do for my health/wellbeing?”

Part 1 was all about the movement of the body. This goes hand in hand with part 2… Drink and be merry. Hold up, this is not carte blanche to raid the sherry… I meant

Hydrate Well for Health and Happiness

We all know the advice about drinking plenty of water and some of us even manage it, but if we aren’t properly hydrated we are hindering our health by:

  • Affecting how we break down food in the stomach (the mucus lining of the stomach needs water)
  • Putting strain on the organs of the body that help us get rid of waste (the less hydrated we are the harder it is to poo)
  • Forcing the heart to work harder to pump the blood round the body (dehydration affects the viscosity of the blood)
  • Causing us to overeat (dehydration creates fake hunger pangs that are best combatted with water, not food)

So get 2 – 3 litres a day in you and make sure it’s good quality water, filtered or bottled and avoid refilling plastic bottles (reusing glass is less dreadful for us and the planet) and be prepared for what that does to the body… we should be drinking enough to pee about 8 times per day.

“But I don’t like the taste of water’, you moan… good job I’ve got some recipes for spicing it up then eh?

Water Recipes…

  1. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into water first thing in the morning for a vitamin fuelled, awesomely alkaline, liver & kidney cleansing start to the day.
  2. Try a few sprigs of mint in your water if you are hot hot hot.
  3. Cucumber slices can give a nice flavour too.
  4. A few frozen (organic preferably) berries in the bottom of the glass can gently flavour your water as they defrost.

What’s your favourite way to hydrate? Let me know in the comments below and see you soon for Part 3.

With love Cat Moyle

Holistic Body Worker and Wellbeing Adviser on the Island of Malta

PS – With huge thanks again to Gratisography.com for their awesome images :) I hope you enjoy the donation I made to your coffee fund, remember to drink some water too xx

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