Keeping Hydrated for Health and Wellbeing
The importance of water as an essential nutrient for overall health and wellbeing is often neglected or overlooked as a key aspect of self-care.
Water makes up about 75% of our body weight, and our cells, organs, and tissues need water to carry out and maintain vital bodily functions. We lose water constantly through everyday living activities, such as breathing, perspiring, and our digestive processes, and it’s important to keep well rehydrated to replace this loss.
Studies have shown that many of us consume considerably less than the generally recommended daily amount for adults of around *2 litres of water (ie water obtained from food and drink). But it’s also important to take into account individuals’ different needs (and calculate accordingly) influenced by the state of their health, age, sex, size and weight, and their level of physical activity, as well as climatic and other environmental conditions.
*The European Food Safety Authority recommends a daily intake of 2.0 litres of water for men and 1.6 litres for women, via food and drink.
It’s best to drink little and often throughout the day, to maintain effective ongoing hydration, instead of large amounts in one go.
Lack of water often goes unnoticed as a key cause of daytime fatigue, as our thirst mechanism may be misinterpreted or not recognised. Put simply, we may mistake thirst for hunger, or forget to drink until we feel parched and fuzzy.
Not sure if you’re dehydrated? The colour of your urine will tell you if you are – if it’s dark, you’re likely to be dehydrated. Ideally, it should be clear or a pale straw colour.
Water Is Good For You
Adequate hydration helps to
- Carry nutrients between our major organs
- Eliminate toxins and waste products
- Regulate body temperature
- Improve cognitive function
- Keep skin and joints well lubricated
Healthy PiMag® Water
Fresh, clean, ‘energised’, PiMag® water is a healthy alternative to bottled water and readily available via the PiMag® Waterfall, a countertop gravity-fed water filter that will convert your tap water into great tasting spring-like water without the need for plumbing or electricity.
Using a multiple-stage filtration process – to clean, alkalise, mineralise, ionise, and oxygenate the water – which decreases oxidation reduction potential (*ORP), the PiMag® Waterfall further reduces potential oxidation by providing ions to neutralize free radicals.
*ORP, also known as redox, is a measure of how much oxidation or reduction occurs.
Inspired by the mineral-rich and naturally alkaline spring water discovered by scientists in 1970s in the hill streams of Japan, the PiMag® Waterfall produces great tasting alkaline water that can help to hydrate you at a cellular level and counteract the acidic effects of many modern diets.
Similar filtration technology is incorporated in the handy PiMag® Sport Bottle, ideal for creating healthy ‘energised’ alkaline water on the go.
With the PiMag® Waterfall and PiMag® Sport Bottle you can enjoy clean, filtered, drinking water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water. And you’ll be doing your bit to help protect our environment by reducing our shocking plastic problem.
PiMag® water products are made with recyclable and biodegradable materials, including a polymer that does not leach chemicals into water as some plastics will.
By the way, you can also shower in PiMag® water! Our PiMag® Ultra Shower removes 100% of chlorine and reduces contaminants, such as heavy metals and sulphite. Many converts to the PiMag Ultra Shower have noticed improved smoother skin and softer hair.