Are you experiencing scratchy eyes, itchy dry skin or yawning through your afternoon meetings? You’re probably not tired or getting sick – it’s likely you’re simply experiencing winter dehydration. It’s winter, it’s cold. You’re wrapped up and snuggling close to the heater or fire. The last thing on your mind is the importance of hydration.
Surely that’s a summer issue – it’s not so important in winter? Wrong! Our bodies need to be hydrated all year long. Whatever the temperature, we are continually using up our moisture supplies – through breathing, urination, sweating and other bodily functions. Water loss is just more obvious in the summer heat.
You know that sandpapery feeling in your eyes after a few hours studying or watching TV next to a heater? Or the helpless yawning you experience during a day spent working in a heated room? That’s your body trying to tell you to put back some of the water you’ve lost. Dark urine, dizziness, tiredness, thirst and dry skin can all indicate dehydration.
Sure, have a cup of coffee to jolt you awake, a hot chocolate to warm you up or a glass of red wine to relax, but for the rest of the time, keep a bottle of purified water nearby. It doesn’t contain sweeteners, caffeine or chemicals and it really is the best solution.
“Have a pitcher of great-tasting, purified water at hand, maybe on your desk at work or in the fridge for the kids. You will be astonished at how often you and they naturally reach for it, and how delicious it tastes. This is a sure sign of how much your body loves it and needs the hydration” says Tony Marchesini, MD of H2O International South Africa.
“Water that tastes fantastic is water that you and your kids will willingly drink every day. I invite anyone to pop into any of our stores and do the taste test. I am convinced that you and your family will become H2O International water lovers for life,” he concludes. For more information please visit the H2O International website or call (021) 702 3262.