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Why You Might Need to Drink More Water

Drinking water is important for any person but if you are on medication you might need to drink a bit more water than a person not on any medication. There are certain types of medication that can absorb more water from your digestive tract in order to work effectively.

Unwanted Symptoms

You may find that you have a series of unwanted symptoms such as constipation, dry mouth, skin problems, changes in appetite and a whole host of others, however, these could all be rectified by drinking a little bit more water everyday. Of course you should check with your health care provider just incase you are having a reaction to the medication rather than dehydration, which in itself could become a problem over time.

Rectifying Dehydration

One way to test your hydration level is to check the color of your urine. If your urine is a dark yellow then you are dehydrated and need to drink more. Urine should be clear to pale yellow to be at an optimum hydration level so you can keep drinking the same amount that you are now.

Why Drinking Water is Important

In a previous article I wrote about how water effects the body. If you want to find out more you can read my article The Importance of Drinking Water. If you’re struggling to get all of your water in you can also check out these 10 Sneaky Ways to Add More Water to Your Lifestyle.

Drinking Humor

If you have a sense of humor you might like some of these:

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Drinking Bottles

Getting a drinking bottle is a great way to get some more water into your daily routine. Amazon have a great selection depending on what your budget is. There are bottles from £4 up to £25, they are all of high quality but some are larger or have different grips or cooling options. Take a look to see what you prefer.

Rehydration Packs

Dehydration can kill so it is vital to replace fluids if you are poorly or have been sweating excessively. I have written an article on Dehydration and How to Avoid It but I’ll also give you a load of resources so that you can rehydrate.

Reducing Alcohol Intake

Drinking alcohol can make you very dehydrated especially if you drink a lot. If you are looking for some help in reducing you alcohol intake then I would suggest the following.

I hope you’ve found this article useful. If you have any feedback please let me know in the comments.



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Exercising With a Disability

When I first came out of hospital at the start of April 2012 I was very weak. I could just about get myself out of bed to get to the sofa where I would stay all day – that got very frustrating after a couple of days. Sitting around on my ass is not something I was used to and I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible.

I ordered a copy of the 30 Day Shred as it was a 30 day program that didn’t need much equipment and it looked like I could easily adapt it to my needs. I had looked on YouTube for exercises that I could do sitting down if necessary and without weights if I was feeling too weak. Luckily 30 Day Shred met both those criteria and it was also a very good price (I picked it up of £5/$7).

The first few weeks I could only work out once a week as I needed the other days to recover from the exertion I was that tired and weak. Eventually I built up my strength and stamina and I was then able to workout 3 days a week and get through the program.

The results I got from the program were just what I wanted! I gained strength, flexibility and stamina to that I could return to work 6 weeks later. I also toned up and lost 10lbs of fat and gained 4lbs of muscle but the best thing was that my swelling on my leg reduced and my limp got a bit better too.

Here’s a link to my review of the 30 Day Shred and I’ll also provide a link straight to the DVD on Amazon.


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