As part of my role as a health-care ambassador with Health Storylines, this month's challenge is to highlight the health benefits of drinking water.

 

Apparently the quantity of water we drink has a direct impact on our immune system as ALL cells and organs of the body need water to function properly, including to:

  • Lubricate the joints
  • Form saliva
  • Deliver oxygen throughout the body
  • Cushion the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
  • Regulate body temperature
  • Produce hormones and neurotransmitters
  • Help food pass through the intestines
  • Flush body waste

Given water can do great wonders, it only seems logical that we should start monitoring how much water we drink.

 

As part of this health challenge,  take a five-day snapshot of how much you consume. Don’t try to drink more, just track your daily water intake to find out your normal.


There's a really great app called Health Storylines, which makes it easier to track your health. So if you want to join me just click on this link to get started. If you haven’t already, add the Health Routine Builder tool, under the Organisation and Reminder category. Then it is as simple as selecting “Add to your routine”, which allows you to type in the name of the new routine, for example: Drink 8 cups of water daily.

 

This is a great way to motivate and help you to achieve your goal.

 

Good luck, I know we will all feel better for drinking more water!

 

Ridgy, aka RoamingRAVE, has used the Health Storylines app since being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours of the small intestine in 2016. After more than a year documenting her health via the app, she has become a Self-Care Ambassador as part of a pilot to encourage others to track their health. 

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