Eat your water

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Medical professionals recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day but what some don’t know is that around 20% of our daily hydration intake comes from our solid food. This is good news for those that don’t enjoy drinking water!

Summer is in full force and with raising temperatures around the world it is even more important to ensure that we are keeping our H20 intake in check! Best Doctors and Health.com highlight some of the most hydrating foods to help keep us fresh and hydrated. The negative effects of not keeping your body hydrated can seriously affect your heath and quality of life. Individuals who don’t ingest enough water (be it through liquid or solids) can begin to experience chronic fatigue, constipation, digestive issues, weight gain and even stomach ulcers[1]. An astonishing 60% of our body weight comes from water[2] but Read more

The Benefits of Getting Outdoors

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Summer is almost here, and with it come seasonal barbecues, yard work and outdoor events. And the scientific evidence is growing in favour of getting out into the woods or mountains, the centre of town or even your own back yard. Getting outdoors can be one of the healthiest things you do for both your body and your brain, according to many studies. While, many of the benefits are common knowledge, some of the results may surprise you.

VITAMIN D: “THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN” Statistics show we do not get enough of the “sunshine vitamin,” not only because of long periods indoors, but because Vitamin D doesn’t occur naturally in many foods. Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D has many disease-fighting properties, protecting against everything from osteoporosis and depression to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The good news is that moderate, controlled time in the sun for short periods of time can give you all the Vitamin D you need. CLEANER AIR Studies have found the concentration of some pollutants is significantly higher indoors – sometimes 100 times higher or more Read more

Enjoying a healthier summer

Summer is, perhaps, one of the most eagerly awaited seasons: good weather, holidays, the outdoors, the mountains or the beach stimulate our desire to have fun, but as a result, our health can sometimes be neglected.

In addition to a lot more time to have fun with friends and family, we must not forget that the summer time brings high temperatures which may even turn into heat waves. This is a phenomenon that affects the health of the elderly and the chronically ill, which becomes a headache for health authorities each year.

Recommendations that are not so obvious Some health tips can seem repetitive, but nevertheless we must continue to take them into account and, above all, to put them into practice on a daily basis. Therefore, at Best Doctors, we insist on these two basic recommendations for the summer time. 1. - Hydrate continuously with water or fresh juices, even if you are not thirsty. Our body´s hydration requirements will be greater with high temperatures. We must be alert and avoid health problems by drinking plenty of liquids. 2 – Do not do exercise in the middle of the day. Who has not seen Read more