Winter came to Europe and, with it, temperatures drop low and our bodies tend to receive less moisture, compared to warmer months because the air around us tends to become drier. At the same time, we need to invest a little extra energy and make deliberate plans to keep fit and healthy during the cold season. That’s why now is a good time to talk about water – the magic ingredient for maintaining a healthy lifestyle of all humans on the blue planet.
When planning the activities for our healthy lifestyle plan, most of us talk about the morning jogs, visiting the gym several times a week, other physical activities, and especially – meal planning. The quantity of required water per day is something we often forget. During the hot summer months, we rarely need reminding to rehydrate. It is in the winter months that we need to pay increased attention to staying sufficiently hydrated throughout the day.
But do you know just how much you need to drink to be sufficiently hydrated? Why is it so important that we drink enough? And why is it even more important that we drink water specifically?
Did you know that on average 60% of an adult’s body weight is composed of water? As such, water is our most important macro-nutrient and plays a key role in our body. It is essential to life, from every cell and tissue to each vital organ, everything in our body requires water to function. Without water, we would only survive a few days.
Hydration is critical during sports for instance. To support a healthy lifestyle, doctors prescribe regular exercise, which naturally leads to water loss in our body by sweating. Can you believe that a football player can lose up to 3 liters of their body mass in water during a match?
Those who want to lose weight often keep track of rehydration. Some take it even further by creating a water drinking schedule that many believe to be beneficial for weight loss. In such cases natural mineral water with no sugar enables them to enjoy a refreshing beverage with zero calories.
Healthy lifestyle plans aren’t only connected to sports, physical exercise, or weight loss. There is a well-known connection between dehydration and cognitive performance. Drinking enough water helps your body and mind to perform optimally during working hours.
Hydration also plays a key role in the prevention of some non-communicable diseases and scientific studies have shown that it also affects our mood. Free of calories, sugar, and additives, water is the healthiest and natural way to stay hydrated.
Which water to choose for your healthy lifestyle plan? That’s completely up to you. Natural Mineral Waters Europe is proud to promote healthier drinking habits and help make water people’s first choice.
Natural mineral and spring waters are convenient solution for people with active lives, constantly on the go.
Many people who take extra care to maintain a healthy lifestyle often go for natural waters with no additives and no added sugar.
The old Latin saying speaks of a healthy mind in a healthy body. We would like to add that a healthy body should be surrounded by a healthy environment. That’s why all natural and mineral and spring water producers use 100% recyclable materials, be it PET plastics, aluminum, or glass. All those can be recycled bottle-to-bottle. People who go for bottled water should be aware of Deposit Refund Systems as a very efficient way to tackle litter. Recycling is just a part of NMWE efforts towards supporting the European Green recovery.
Healthy lifestyle habits include paying attention to the recommended daily water intake. Even if this is not new information for you, it is not well known by everyone. Available data still suggests that Europeans at all stages of life are not drinking enough and are not meeting the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) guidelines for daily water intake. To allow our body to perform optimally, EFSA recommends that we drink between 1.6 for a female and 2 liters for a male on average a day. Those values have to be adapted to the climate and physical activity.
At Natural Mineral Waters Europe, we believe that the health of European citizens is our shared responsibility! That is why we promote access to water from every source because all waters support a healthier diet and lifestyle. Making water people’s first choice should always be promoted, natural mineral waters and spring waters have a special role to play.
Natural mineral and spring water producers take special pride in valuing water and protecting water sources, many of them for several generations. European natural mineral waters offer a wide range of tastes and compositions. By giving consumers the possibility to choose their water by taste depending on mineral content and their preference for still or sparkling, we are meeting the growing demand for healthy and natural products.
We believe everyone should be empowered with the information they need to make the healthiest diet and lifestyle choices for maintaining a healthy lifestyle: what to eat, what to drink, and how much to exercise. We want to be a partner in enabling consumers to make informed and healthy choices in their daily life.