What is World Water Day?

We recently celebrated World Water Day, a global celebration that’s officially observed by the United Nations, which takes place on March 22nd every year and has done since 1993. If you want to find out more about World Water Day and what it means, then read on for more information.

What does World Water Day celebrate?

World Water Day is a day for education about and advocacy for sustainable practices when it comes to using water. It celebrates the importance of water in our everyday lives and what it means to us. It’s a chance to appreciate the fact that we have easy access to clean water while also planning ways in which we can save water and help less fortunate communities access clean water. It’s also a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for various freshwater causes.

Each year, a different theme is chosen for World Water Day to help guide activities and events. Here are some of the themes of recent years:

  • 2021 – Valuing water
  • 2020 – Water and climate change
  • 2019 – Leaving no one behind
  • 2018 – Nature for water
  • 2017 – Why waste water?
  • 2016 – Water and jobs

What can you do for World Water Day?

Get involved in the next World Water Day to do something for a good cause and to feel a sense of fulfillment. And if you get involved as a business, you can gain some positive PR for your brand as well as doing something good. You can follow UN-Water on Twitter to keep up to date with their activities and share their information for increased awareness.

World Water Day is a great time to donate to water charities or organize your own events and fundraisers to raise even more money and awareness. It’s also a good time to think about your water usage on a personal level. Are there any ways you can conserve more water in your everyday life?

The next World Water Day takes place on Monday 22nd March 2021. How will you or your business get involved? Let’s wait and see what the next theme will be to help us focus our awareness and activities with everyone else involved.

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The Importance of Water When You’re Trying to Lose Weight

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight for either health reasons or aesthetic reasons, you’ll likely know how difficult it can be. There’s no quick fix or easy answer for getting in shape or losing weight, but water is one of the simple things that can help make things easier for you. Read on to find out how…

Portion control

If you drink water during a meal, then it fills your stomach a little more than food alone would. So, simply drinking more can mean you’re less likely to overeat as you will become fuller more quickly. Stopping to take sips of water after a couple of mouthfuls also makes you take your time more when you eat, which has also been found to affect portion control and feelings of fullness.

Curbing cravings

When we feel hungry or are craving a particular food, it can sometimes just be feelings of thirst that are getting mixed up in our brains. When you feel like having a sugary snack in between meals or late at night, try drinking a glass of water and then waiting 30 minutes. You might find that your hunger or cravings pass on their own.

More energy

When you’re dehydrated, your body can’t function as well as it should do. This leaves you feeling tired and lethargic, and if you’re feeling low, then you might turn to unhealthy food to make you feel better. Staying hydrated also gives you more energy to be active and exercise, if this is a part of your weight loss regime.

Reduce the number of calories you drink

If you tend to drink a lot of sugary drinks, then replacing these with water will decrease the number of calories and the amount of sugar that you consume each day. For example, if you replace two cans of regular soda a day with water, you’re reducing your calorie intake by approximately 300 calories per day, depending on the drink. This means you can cut back on calories without even changing how much you eat or what you eat.

Get rid of water weight

If you see the number on your scale go up, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve gained fat. It could just be extra water weight, especially if you don’t get enough fluids. When your body is dehydrated it retains more water to maintain hydration levels and the balance between fluids and electrolytes. Drinking enough water throughout the day essentially helps to flush out any extra weight caused by water retention.

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What is Water Weight and How Can You Shift it?

If you weigh yourself on a regular basis, then you probably know how much it can change from one day to the next. This can be disheartening if you’re trying to lose or gain weight and the numbers aren’t going the way you want. If you’re following a balanced diet and regular exercise but still find that you gain several pounds overnight, then water weight may be to blame.

What is water weight?

Around 60% of your body is made up of water, so obviously this contributes a great deal to your weight. It’s why you might temporarily weigh significantly less after a night of heavy drinking – the hangover has left you dehydrated.

But when people refer to water weight, they’re talking about excess water retention. This means that extra water is being stored in your tissues and between blood vessels. It results in a bloated feeling – your stomach may look bloated and you may experience some swelling in your legs and ankles, and puffiness around the face.

What causes water weight?

Water retention and water weight are predominantly caused by what we eat. Consuming too much salt throws off the balance between water content and electrolytes, so your body instinctively holds on to more water to keep your hydration in check.

Too much sugar in your diet can also have a similar effect on water retention. This is because excess sugar leads to excess insulin, which has a big impact on hydration. With more insulin in your blood, your body will retain more sodium (aka salt). This will again cause your body to retain more water to balance out the excess salt.

Diet isn’t the only cause of water weight. It could simply be due to hormone fluctuations. Women often gain weight and feel bloated in the days leading up to their period. Similarly, pregnant women can experience a lot of water weight, especially toward the end of their pregnancy. Stress can also cause hormone-related water weight.

Other causes include standing or sitting for long periods of time, certain medications, and the atmospheric pressure in airplane cabins. Water retention is rarely a cause for concern, but can be related to heart or kidney dysfunction in some cases, so it may be worth seeing a doctor if you consistently experience water retention.

How to get rid of or prevent excess water weight

Perhaps counterintuitively, drinking more water can help you get rid of extra water weight. If you’re always well-hydrated, then your body doesn’t need to retain excess water. So, stay hydrated and try to avoid excess salt and sugar in your diet to avoid water weight. If you work at a desk all day, then try to get up and walk around regularly to avoid water retention. Exercise can also help to manage water weight as you expel sodium as you sweat, but stay hydrated as you exercise.

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