Monday, 21 May 2018

‘INT Water Brilliant!!’


To paraphrase a famous 90s milk advert ‘INT Water brilliant!’ – Water Angels certainly thinks so!

We all know that we are meant to drink water but why? What makes it so brilliant and why is it so important to us?  


Here are some of Water Angels’ favourite reasons:


It helps keep us healthy – studies have shown that drinking plenty of water instead of sugary drinks can cut the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease dramatically. Water helps to flush out toxins from your body through sweat and urination, which helps reduce the risk of urinary infections. It also helps to remove fat from your body, raises your metabolism and has zero calories!


It help keeps our skin clear – we often forget that our skin is the largest organ in the body and around 70% of it is made up from water, therefore it is essential we keep it well hydrated, especially if we want to keep it looking fresh and youthful.


A natural fatigue buster this might sound crazy but studies have shown that drinking water helps you concentrate, stay focused and provides a natural energy boost, increasing brain cell activity so much so that students who drank water before and during an exam did 10% better than their classmates.


Saves money one of the greatest things about water is that in most cases it is free; we can fill a bottle up at home and take it with us when we are out and about allowing us to keep hydrated all through the day. When out enjoying a meal with friends or a night on the town remember to ask for your free tap water; it will keep you hydrated and spread out the alcohol intake.


But how much should we be drinking? This is a much debated question but general guidance is that we should drink around 6 – 8 glasses of water a day; however, this varies significantly depending on what your activity level, age, health etc. all are. A really good indicator as to whether you are drinking enough water is looking at the colour of your wee; if it is the colour of a golden straw bale or darker then you need to drink more!



Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Water Angel Checklist to a Great Night Out

Before you hit the town, make sure you run through the Water Angel night out checklist to make sure you always keep a good night good, from beginning to end - even keeping at bay that pesky hangover! 

1. Eat a proper meal - Eating is not cheating!!
Fill up on a proper meal before you start drinking to line your stomach and help soak up the alcohol. Eating before drinking can slow the absorption of alcohol by the body and boost your energy levels. Focus on healthy fats and sources of protein.

2. Don’t peak too early
There’s nothing worse than getting all hyped up for a great night out, only to not even make it into the club because you’re too drunk. Don’t spoil your night by peaking too early, take it slow and steady. Remember - have a glass of water in between your alcoholic drinks it really will stop you from peaking too early!

3. Plan your travel and stay safe
It’s all well and good dancing and having fun with your friends, but when you find yourself outside the club at 3am in the freezing cold, you’ll be grateful for an easy, pre-planned journey home. Book a taxi in advance or know your bus / train times, and write them in your phone if you tend to forget!Try to make travel arrangements with friends that way you won't be left by yourself and you might even save some money - if spreading the cost of a taxi!

4. Have emergency money
We must stress, emergency money is not for extra drinks…it’s for emergencies. Missed your taxi? Can’t find the bus stop? Have some cash tucked away in your purse ready for these kinds of situations. It’s always good to carry some extra money with you on a night out.

5. Stay hydrated
Between every alcoholic drink, have a glass of water too. This will help keep your hangover at bay and mean you can keep dancing all night long. Drink plenty of water before you go to bed and keep a glass next to your bed ready to rehydrate in the morning.

Remember your Water Angel and keep a good night good!!!