Risks of inadequate fluid intake. Not drinking enough water can increase the risk of kidney stones and, in women, urinary tract infections. Water is very important for many reasons. It has many health and performance benefits. For information about how much water you should be drinking and healthy diet advice make an appointment to see our dietitians.
This summer has been a hot one and amidst this current heat wave, it is important to stay hydrated – something that a lot of us tend to forget! After all, 50 – 80% of our bodies are made up of water and it is used to fuel all of our bodily functions. Even minimal dehydration can therefore result in impaired physiological function, fatigue and lethargy. The heat alone is enough to dehydrate us but on top of this we often undertake activities to … [Read more...]