Did you know that the average person could survive without food for almost a month, but could only live for one week without water?
Water is an essential ingredient for keeping the body running healthily. It is used by all of our cells, tissues and major organs to fulfill a wide range of important jobs. However, we are constantly losing water through our everyday bodily functions such as breathing, sweating, and digestion. This means that it’s absolutely vital to keep our water levels “topped up” by continually rehydrating throughout the day.
While many of us are aware of the importance of hydrating, there is still a shockingly high proportion of people who do not drink enough water. In fact, one fascinating British study found that 89% of people do not drink enough water to maintain healthy hydration levels. That means that there is a huge amount of people who may be needlessly suffering from the symptoms of dehydration, such as fatigue, headaches, and dizziness.
So how can you make sure that you are getting enough water on a day-to-day basis? The first step would be to check out this highly informative infographic from the team at Study Medicine Europe. This handy graphic takes you through the reasons why it is important to stay hydrated and provides practical water consumption guidelines for all ages. It also offers ten easy hacks to ensure that you get the water you need throughout the day.
For example, why not try downloading a mobile reminder app, such as Daily Water or Aqualert, to stay on top of your water intake. Another good tip is to treat yourself to plenty of delicious water-rich foods such as cucumber or watermelon.
Read the infographic below to discover more water hacks to help you stay happy, healthy and hydrated.