21 Jun

Staying well-hydrated is so beneficial when it comes to managing menopause symptoms. Here are a few ways it helps:

  • Reduces Hot Flashes: Proper hydration can help regulate body temperature, potentially reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes.
  • Decreases Bloating: Drinking enough water helps to minimise bloating and fluid retention, common during menopause.
  • Improves Mood and Reduces Fatigue: Dehydration can lead to irritability and fatigue. Staying hydrated boosts energy levels and mood.
  • Supports Skin Health: Menopause can make the skin drier and more prone to wrinkles. Water helps maintain skin elasticity and hydration.
  • Aids in Digestion: Water prevents constipation, which can be more prevalent during menopause.
  • Helps Brain Function: The brain needs a constant supply of water to function properly. Dehydration can make menopause symptoms such as brain fog, loss of words, irritability and headaches, feel worse.

Tips for staying hydrated:

  1. Morning Hydration: Drink a small glass of water when you wake up to kickstart your metabolism and rehydrate after sleep.
  2. Pre-Workout Hydration: Have a glass before your workout to ensure you stay hydrated during physical activity.
  3. Before Meals: Drink water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner to aid digestion and help with portion control.
  4. Evening Hydration: Enjoy a small glass before bed to stay hydrated overnight, but not too much to avoid waking up frequently.

Just by doing the above you will have had 6 glasses of water! Try it this week and see if you see any benefits and let us know in the comments. 

Do you have any tips on how you make sure you drink enough water? We'd love to hear them.

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