It’s true – your bladder loves water! Happy bladder – happy life!
That’s all well and good, I hear you say, but it can be a drag downing loads of water.
That’s why I recommend you increase your water intake by sipping.
There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to hydrating that it’s best to drink a glass at a time, but if you’ve been a bit slow on the water consumption, then trying to drink a lot of water at once isn’t the best way to go.
For starters, it can make you feel quite nauseous, if you’re not used to drinking a reasonable volume of water.
So, start small and sip. The key to that method is to sip often. A water bottle is a great thing to have when you’re increasing your water consumption, but make sure it’s free of the chemical BPA (bisphenol-A). Check the label before purchase and look up the brand online.
Looking at water consumption, the rule of thumb for an adult is 8 glasses of water a day (generally around 8oz volume glass) or approx 2 litres a day.
You may think it’s too much trouble to retrain your drinking habits but consider the benefits when it comes to your bladder health.
Increasing water volume to improve hydration will assist your kidneys to process waste and rid your body of toxins.
Enjoying a moderate salt intake will also help with hydration.
One of the biggest benefits I’ve found with increasing water consumption is not having to worry anymore about UTIs or urinary track infections, because the bacteria causing infections is reduced.
I’m quite convinced that our bladders have a memory – and that’s true because they contain the detrusor muscle which contracts when we empty our bladder.
Increasing the volume of your water consumption will give your bladder muscle a good workout and over time stretch its capacity, especially if you practise the Dry Swan exercise.
Slowly but surely is the key to retraining your bladder.
And it all starts with hydrating.
Just one more point – try to ensure that you’re drinking filtered water as regular tap water from our kitchen tap (if you’re in a city area or your water is provided by a water utility company) will contain added chemicals and these need to be filtered out.
Oh, before I go, just letting you know that I’m running my first 5 Day Challenge for 2018 in a couple of weeks and you might like to sign up to learn more about natural bladder control.
It promises to be lots of fun and the one thing I hear often is that “I didn’t know that about my bladder” so come along and join in and make your bladder happy!
16th – 20th April 2018.