Why is water so important? Your body is 70% water, it uses water to regulate your temperature, lubricator your joints and to assist in the passage of food through the body, to name a few. A huge number of people don’t drink enough water and in a world where you have clean water readily available we need to take advantage and drink up.
You can recieve some water through foods, like soups, cucumbers and oranges, but most of our water intake comes from drinking water and other beverages.
Water is lost throughout the day through bodily functions, like sweating, crying or peeing, even through breathing! So we need to keep our body rehydrated.
But you need to be careful, while you may think you’re obtaining water by drinking things like coffee or tea or alcohol you’re actually losing water as these cause the body to lose water.
Water is used to ensure your kidneys are functioning properly and to move minerals and nutrients around the body, so with my water, everything flows easier.
So how much should you drink?
It is currently suggested that males should drink around 3 litres a day and females should drink around 2.2 litres a day. That may sound like a lot but by drinking little and often throughout the day you can achieve that in no time.
If you’re exercising it is incredibly important to stay hydrated, especially as it’s getting hotter so try out this Hydration Calculator to see how much you should drink before exercising to ensure you don’t become dehydrated.