3 Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
MANY OF US ARE LIVING LIFE TOO FAST AND, AS A RESULT ARE IN A STATE OF DEHYDRATION. LIVING AT THIS PACE SPEEDS UP THE CELLULAR SYSTEMS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE KIDNEYS. Drinking too much caffeine can exacerbate this and the dehydration effect, as does spending too much time in centrally heated, air-conditioned environments. Also, eating food that has been artificially flavoured and processed, refined and stored can result in loss of natural water content. Did you know that your brain tissue holds the highest water content of any tissue in your body – that’s around 80%?
So, when we are feeling dehydrated, our brain is the first organ to register this deficit and the regulatory systems in the brain that control sleep are thrown out of kilter. If you don’t currently drink much water, then start off gradually by drinking
1⁄2 –1 litre a day and build up slowly until you’re drinking at least 2 litres every day.