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Are you getting your 6-8 a day?

Your body depends on water to survive.

If you don’t replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated.

Signs of dehydration

  • Dry mouth
  • Little or no urine
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Extreme thirst
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

 

How much water should I drink each day?

Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water a day. Water is the best option for staying hydrated. Other drinks can help, but may add extra calories to your diet.

Benefits of drinking water

  • A glass of water before meals helps you feel fuller
  • Helps pump up your metabolism
  • Boosts your energy levels
  • Lowers stress
  • Allows you to exercise for longer – prevents muscle cramping
  • Nourishes skin
  • Good for improving digestion

 

Tips for staying hydrated

  • Keep a bottle of water with you during the day.
  • If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
  • Make sure you always drink water before, during and after a workout.
  • When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Drinking water may also contribute to a healthy weight-loss plan.