The most fundamental nutrient to our body.
How much of water should we drink?
The minimum water intake per day should be 8 glasses of water. Just keep in mind that the rule should be: “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward the daily total. If you exercise or engage in any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to compensate for the fluid loss. An extra 1.5 to 2.5 cups (400 to 600 milliliters) of water should suffice for short bouts of exercise, but intense exercise lasting more than an hour (for example, running a marathon) requires more fluid intake.
How to drink more water?
If you are not happy with your water intake than use those simple steps to make sure you remember to stay hydrated.
- Set a specific goal for the day.
- Invest in a water bottle that you’ll actually use — and keep it close.
- Use an app to track your progress. Just download it on your smartphone.
- Infuse your water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs.
How to invigorate your water?
Sometimes plain water gets a bit boring. By adding different flavors to it, you can make it different and add some more nutrition to it.
Try: lemon and ginger for early morning glass of water, cucumber and mint as a refresher for hot summer days.
How to find out if you are dehydrated?
1. Dry mouth. The mouth may be first on the scene by becoming dry or sticky. Are your lips dry? This can also be a sign of poor hydration.
2. Lowered blood pressure, headaches, and dizziness.
3. Feeling thirsty.
4. Constipation and decreased urine output or urine system infections.
You can check if you are dehydrated by asking your GP for blood or urine test. You can also do the InBody body composition scan to check your water level.