We have always been told to drink more water. At least two litres a day; there is nothing more refreshing than a glass of water when you are feeling particularly parched! However, just as important as drinking water to keep hydrated, is having an awareness of good nutritional practices.
As we celebrate Nutrition Hydration this week it’s important to look at the facts and ask yourself some honest questions. Are you gaining the true benefits of a balanced nutritional diet and are you staying sufficiently hydrated?
The aims and objectives of Nutrition Hydration week are simple! To bring together a global movement that will educate and give focus, energy, activity and engagement on the importance of nutrition and water in our diet. Fundamentally these are the key elements of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; something we should strive for ourselves, in our families, at work and for our global community.
Here’s some food for thought to ponder this week-
Good nutrition and hydration are important factors in helping patients recover from illness.
Inadequate nutrition and hydration can have serious effects on your body’s ability to combat illness and disease.
Health care staff strive to recognise and avoid the symptoms of malnutrition in their hospital patients. Nutrition Hydration Week aims to help educate and generate greater awareness on these important facts.
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