Did you know that over 60% of our body is water, with most organs being around 70-80% water!? This means that in order for these organs to work they need water. And where do they get this water from? The water that WE DRINK!
We recommend 8 big glasses of water a day, which equates to 2 litres of water. This can easily be done by having a glass of water with your breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2-3 glasses in between each meal. If you don’t like water, try tea, squash, or flavoured water! Fruit juices are high in water however they are also very high in sugar, therefore are not recommended.
Even though the weather is a bit more gloomy this week, the past few weeks have been very warm in the UK. Warm days like these mean we need more water, as we sweat more. Exercise also requires more water for the same reason! If this is the case, make sure you are drinking at least 2 litres of water per day, if not more!
Everyone has different requirements so just remember to drink when you are thirsty, even if you have already had 8 glasses today.
Here are some articles for more information on water, drinks and health.