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Now that the weather is heating up, there’s no better time to think about your water intake to ensure you’re staying hydrated. Our bodies consist of 60-70% water, so this makes water our most essential nutrient for optimal health. Although it might sound simple, some of us struggle to drink the recommended amount of water each day.
According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, men should be consuming 3.4L per day, whilst women should be having 2.8L, which is 8-10 cups. Our individual water needs vary depending on how active we are in a day, our composition and metabolism, how much we exercise our diet and also the climate we live in. Plus, if you’re pregnant, you should also increase your minimum requirement by 10% to provide enough for both you and your growing baby.
Here are some simple and easy ways to drink more water...
1. Keep a reusable bottle with you
Keeping an earth-friendly, reusable bottle with you throughout the day means that you can drink water no matter where you are and it serves as a visual reminder to drink more.
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2. Set a daily goal
3. Add fruit to your water
4. Eat more foods that are high in water
5. Replace other drinks with water
* The content provided in this article is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice and consultation, including professional medical advice and consultation.