This week my blog is going to be a very simple one. Drink more water!
It amazes me the amount of people that don’t drink anywhere near enough water, some people do not even reach their daily water requirement over the course of a week. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and we are constantly loosing it. We sweat constantly and when we are sleeping we also can’t drink water so it is especially important to hydrate as soon as you wake up. Also, coffee, tea and sugary fizzy drinks do not count. Drink a big glass of water as soon as you wake up and then have your coffee or tea. Experts say we need around 2 litres of water a day but that is without taking exercising and scuba diving into consideration. Both of these activities dehydrate us very quickly. Perspiration during exercise and the dry air we breathe when scuba diving makes it even worse. The more dehydrated we become, the thicker our blood gets and this can make it harder for our bodies to move oxygen to our cells and to get nitrogen out of our cells. Dehydration is a huge factor in most cases of decompression sickness. Even when diving in cold climates we get dehydrated while diving but in warmer climates we continue to dehydrate quickly above the water as well. So again more water must be consumed.
Benefits of increasing your water intake include less head aches, better immune system, weight loss, aides digestion, better skin and more energy and I would say best of all its cheaper. When compared to all the long-term health risks and increased chance of decompression sickness it is so stupid to not just drink more water. Simple.
It is even easier during your stay at Sairee Cottage Diving as we have eco bottles available so you can reduce the amount of plastic waste your creating and get free water refills at many locations across the island.