Dehydration is not nice but if you’re like me then you literally can’t remember to drink because your body isn’t telling you when you’re thirsty.
I was looking for a way to remind myself to drink more regularly and I needed an easy, effective and simple way to combat dehydration.
THEN I FOUND THE SECRET!
Staying hydrated is super important for so many reasons. Drinking water regulates body temperature, keeps your joints lubricated, delivers nutrients to cells and keeps your organs functioning properly. Being well hydrated also affects your sleep and your mood! *Mood*
If you struggle with Interoception then you may literally forget to drink. Interoception is a lesser-known sense that helps us to understand what is going on inside our bodies. If you struggle with it you may not respond appropriately to the messages it is sending.
There are many things we may not be aware of going on inside of our body, but don’t worry because there are lots of ways to help this! Trust me I have tried and tested many!
If you become severely dehydrated the symptoms can become much worse and you may need medical intervention.
So Water we waiting for?
Tracker Bottles provide great visual prompts to keep you drinking slowly and steadily throughout the day. This encourages you to drink at regular intervals keeping you hydrated and not stopping you from taking on too much water.
I am one of those people who doesn’t feel thirst until I have started to dehydrate. Also, I forget to drink because I’m busy doing other things. I have tried the reminder app and the plant nanny app but I am one of those people who hates to get notifications so they didn’t work well for me. I tried keeping a litre bottle of water on my desk to remind me to drink. But I still didn’t drink and would drink the full litre at once and make myself feel sick and bloated. I love the tracker bottle because I like to challenge myself and this really does feel like a daily challenge and the prize is hydration!
A massive bonus is that by having a refillable bottle I can cut down on my plastic and help the environment!
It is also important to avoid caffeine, alcohol and fizzy drinks or at the very least limit the amount you drink.
Staying hydrated is really important but it can be difficult for those who struggle with interoception. You can’t survive without water. Water makes up two-thirds of our bodies and is essential for us to function correctly. It is recommended that we drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water each day. Bottled water is nutritionally no different from tap water and tap water is safe to drink in the UK.
If interoception affects your hydration we have the product for you! This EXCLUSIVE hydration bottle has a visual reminder that’s perfect to help you drink!
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