We all know the rhyme ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ but keeping ourselves well hydrated has many more advantages for our health than a Cox’s Orange Pippin. While munching your way through your five a day is a vital way to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, how many of us are as familiar with how much water we should be drinking each day? FYI, it’s 6-8 glasses.
Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body requires water to function. Water helps regulate body temperature, lubricates joints, transports nutrients, removes waste, improves digestion, circulates blood and boosts concentration, productivity, immunity and energy levels, so it’s easy to see why staying well hydrated is crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing.
While other drinks like fruit juices, tea and coffee, lower fat milk and smoothies aid hydration and offer variety in our diet, drinking water is by far the best way to stay well hydrated.
In normal daily life many of us are used to having a water cooler nearby at work or grabbing a handy refill bottle when at the gym or on the go, but with all of us spending more time at home at the moment, how can we make sure we’re getting our recommended daily intake of 2 litres for men and 1.6 litres of water for women and children.
Here are four easy ways to make sure you drink enough water every day – not just for while you are at home, but also for when life returns to normal: