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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...