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Summer’s two important accomplices



Hydration and sweating are summer’s two important accomplices for maintaining a healthy body temperature and preventing dehydration.

 

When it’s warm, it is even more important to remain hydrated as water is lost through the process of sweating. While it may not be considered glamorous to sweat, sweating has an important role to play in our bodies.

 

On the one hand, water as we know is essential for the human body because it performs many vital functions. Water makes up about 60% of your body weight and helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, protect your tissues, and transport nutrients and waste. Water also helps to create saliva, which is important for breaking down food and keeping a healthy mouth.

 

On the other hand, sweating is the process of releasing excess heat and water from the body through the pores of the skin. When we sweat, we lose not only water but also electrolytes, which are minerals that help regulate the balance of fluids and pH in our cells. Therefore, it is important to drink enough water and consume foods or drinks that contain electrolytes, especially after exercising or being exposed to high temperatures.

 

Without enough water, you can become dehydrated, which can cause symptoms such as thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. Severe dehydration can lead to heat stroke, shock, and even death. Therefore, it is important to drink enough water every day to stay hydrated and healthy.

 

Hydration and sweating are also beneficial for our skin, as they help flush out toxins and impurities, keep the skin moist and elastic, and prevent infections and inflammation. Hydration is not only important for physical health, but also for mental and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that hydration can improve mood, memory, attention, and cognitive performance. Hydration can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

The amount of water needed varies depending on factors such as age, activity level, climate, and health conditions. The UK National Health Service’s recommendation is to drink at least eight glasses a day, or more if you sweat a lot or have a fever. You can also get water from foods that contain a high percentage of water, such as fruits, vegetables, soups, and milk, or by drinking coffee, tea and herbal infusions.

 

So, this summer why not stay hydrated with Respite Tea infusions. They come in five awesome flavours to suit every palate and can be enjoyed hot or iced cold.

 

Try them now.

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