Our bodies are made up of around 60% water, yet most of us rarely drink enough H2O.
Most people know that drinking water helps prevent dehydration … When you’re thirsty, you’re probably already dehydrated … but water is key to helping our bodies to function properly.
We’re often told to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, or 2 litres, but the amount we should really drink depends on many factors, including our weight and activity level.
An easy way to start to drink more water is drinking one 500 ml bottle in the morning, just after you wake up – before you eat or drink anything else.
If you drink a 500 ml bottle of water just before you go to bed, this will also help to keep you hydrated while you sleep.
That’s already 1 litre of water!
Drink one or two glasses of water before each meal, and you’ll soon find that you’re easily drinking 2 litres or more each day.