Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Dubai Health Authority urges to drink water for all reasons  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 23/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It keeps you hydrated it promotes weight loss and is infinitely better than the sugary drinks on offer.

the dubai health authority (dha) recently began a campaign across its hospitals and primary healthcare centres to educate people about the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of water per day and also tips to calculate how much of water is sufficient for different people based on their body weight.

essa al maidoor director-general of the dha inaugurated the campaign known as ‘water is life’ at rashid hospital. al maidoor said “water plays an important role in carrying out essential body functions; it is a cheap simple and an excellent alternative to other drinks which contain sugars and unnecessary calories. yet we find that people do not consume enough.”

dr wafa ayesh director of clinical nutrition at the dha said: “almost 80 per cent of patients we see do not drink sufficient water and many of them are surprised to see how dehydrated they are after we show them their body analysis results. we want to educate our community to drink up sufficient amounts of water per day because water is needed for essential body functions. moreover in today’s times with expanding waist lines and the problem of obesity and other lifestyle diseases it’s important to educate the community especially children that sugary drinks are not a substitute for water it’s best to consider a sugary drink as an occasional indulgence but on a daily basis water should be the main source of liquids a person consumes.”

how much water?

she said drinking enough water is a recipe for good health however a majority of people do not consume sufficient water. “most patients ask me how can i calculate the adequate amount of water i need per day? while we cannot give an exact amount because it depends on a person’s daily activities the amount of exercise a person does per day etc. a good rule of thumb is to calculate it as per body weight. on an average everyone should drink 30 to 35 ml of water per kilo of body weight. for example is someone is 60 kilos they should drink 1.8 litres to 2.1 per day.”

alya al shamsi clinical dietician at rashid hospital said: “ studies have shown that drinking sufficient water can help prevent high blood sugar but of course this has to be followed by a healthy diet as well. diet exercise and drinking enough water per day go hand in hand there are no short-cuts.”

protector of health

al shamsi said a study in san diego in 2011 stated that drinking about four or more 8-ounce glasses of water a day may protect against the development of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).

in a study of 3615 men and women with normal blood sugar levels at the start of the study those who reported that they drank more than 34 ounces of water a day were 21 per cent less likely to develop hyperglycemia over the next nine years than those who said they drank 16 ounces or less daily. the analysis took into account other factors that can affect the risk of high blood sugar including sex age weight and physical activity as well as consumption of sugary drinks.

dr ayesh said: “people should understand that they must drink water even when they are not thirsty. thirst means the person is already dehydrated. water is needed for essential body functions it helps cell life i.e. it is a carrier distributing essential nutrients to cells such as minerals vitamins and glucose. it removes waste products including toxins that the organs’ cells reject. water participates in the biochemical break-down of what we eat it also helps control body temperature.”

maitha al owais clinical dietician at dubai hospital added: “in addition to these essential body functions including brain function helping the heart blood supply joints lungs kidney and liver water also helps protect skin and hair. despite whatever skin and hair routine we have externally including moisturisers conditioners etc. if we do not drink enough water our skin will age prematurely and we will be prone to hair fall. water helps maintain skin elasticity and aids supply of enough proteins to the scalp.”

al owais added that water is essential for weight loss. “ in a nutshell there is no good enough reason for a person not to consume sufficient water. so drink up eat right exercise and enjoy the benefits of a healthy life.”

news?khaleejtimes.com


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 23 2014 - Kuwait- Equates wins two regional sustainability awardsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait's EQUATE Petrochemical Company has won two regional sustainability awards in recognition for its social responsibility and national cadres' skills ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Moroccan horse showThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Moroccan horsemen perform during the 7th edition of the "Salon du Cheval" (horse show) in the port city of El Jadida. ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Kuwaiti Jazeera Airways net profit up 22.6 percent in Q3MENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwait-based Al Jazeera Airways group announced it has registered USD28 million in net profit for the July-September period of this year, an increase by 22.6 percent compared to the same ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Qatar- Lekhwiya defeat Al Wakra, Wolves heldThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Lekhwiya defeated Al Wakra 2-0 at their home ground here yesterday while Al Sadd were held 1-1 by Al Sailiya.Vadimir Weiss scored in the 68th minute for Lekhwiya and Ahmed ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Ooredoo Kuwait net profit falls by almost half in Q3MENAFN
(MENAFN) Ooredoo Kuwait, the country's No.3 telecom operator by subscribers, announced that its net profit fell by nearly half during the July-September period, Gulf Business reported.The ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Coach asks Qatar to give it all against DPR KoreaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's coach Felix Sanchez Bas has called on his players to give their all one-last time ahead of today's AFC U-19 Championship final against three-time winners DPR Korea. ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Qatar- Handball: Doha gears up for Asian Club LeagueThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Defending champions Al Jaish - thanks to the draw - have managed to avoid a meeting with local opponents Lekhwiya and Al Gharafa in the group stage of the 17th Asian Clubs ...

 Oct 23 2014 - QIMC posts USD38.88m net profit in SeptemberMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) revealed the interim financial statements for the period ending in September 30, this year, QNA reported.The interim financial statements ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Qatar will deliver an impressive 2022 World Cup, says BrescianoThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano is confident that Qatar will deliver an 'impressive' World Cup eight years down the line.Bresciano, who has been playing for the last two ...

 Oct 23 2014 - Qatar- QP hosts team from Kuwait Oil CompanyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently hosted a delegation from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) who visited Qatar to gain insights on QP's marine activities and port operations.Mubarak ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help