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Everybody knows it’s important to drink more water throughout the summer months, when we’re likely to sweat more and become dehydrated, but not many realise how important it is throughout the winter.

drink more water

When temperatures drop the air becomes dryer, so our bodies absorb less water through other means. As well as this, water intake is likely to drop throughout the season simply because many people think it is less important than in summer.

However, it is worth noting that feeling thirsty is a pretty late indicator of dehydration. Throughout the winter months you are far more likely to experience dry lips, dry skin, and even symptoms which may trick you into thinking you are unwell, like a dry cough or mild headache.

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change your life

Big changes are hard to tackle, so I wondered wheather fixing your routine and making small changes to your day can, in turn change your life.

I couldn’t tell you how many times a day I think to myself ‘I’d love to be able to do this or that’, like give up my beloved cups of coffee, but I never really stop and think about the changes I would like to make. Until now.

Here is my pledge, my early New Year Resolutions, my personal goals – call it what you like! Below is how I have begun to change my day.

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amsterdam travel guide

Many Amsterdam travel guides will tell you what to do and where to eat and drink while on holiday, but the likelihood is they will all say the same thing. If you want to go off the beaten track then my top tips below are a good place to start.

Websites and blogs will most likely recommend the Museum District, the Anne Frank House and the Heineken experience. They might even suggest the Erotic Museum in the Red Light District, or simply visiting the city’s famed coffee shops to sample substances that are illegal in most of the world.

I am not here to tell you not to bother with those places, they are all wonderful and worthy. I am simply offering a supplementary travel guide for a more unusual and authentic experience…

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