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Well Being

How much water should we drink every day?

Leading nutritional experts including the British Nutrition Foundation recommend drinking at least 8 glasses (approx. 2 litres) of water every day.

Drinking more water isn't just better for the individual, it's better for your business too, as being fully hydrated improves alertness, brain functions and energy levels. Keeping your employees healthy and hydrated improves productivity and reduces sickness levels.

Although government guidelines say that we should all drink eight glasses of water a day, your size, the temperature and how active you are can all make a difference (so if you're exercising a lot on a hot day, you'll need to drink more).

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can:

  • Improve alertness and brain functions
  • Improve energy levels
  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce the rate of aging
  • Help weight loss
  • Aid digestion
  • Improve bodily organ functions
  • Lubricate joints
  • Purify the body and remove toxins

Do tea, coffee and fizzy drinks count?

Nutritionists and dieticians advise that high quality water, free from flavourings and additives is more beneficial than tea, coffee, fruit squashes or carbonated drinks, although these also help to keep us hydrated.

Am I dehydrated?

If you're feeling thirsty you're already dehydrated so don't wait until you need a drink, sip small amounts throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated.

Lack of water, or dehydration, can cause:

  • Decreased ability to concentrate
  • Increased fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth & bad breath
  • Impaired sports performance
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Constipation

Am I drinking enough?

Why not try our 30 day challenge and see.

Try the 30 day challenge for yourself. Commit to drinking 8 glasses of water a day for a month and see how it improves your health and well-being. Why not tell us what impact it had on you on our Facebook page?

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