Keeping your body well hydrated benefits your health in various ways: it is good for your kidneys, helps your digestion, saves you from migraines and might even reduce wrinkles! Everything in your body – from your skin to your muscles or brain – needs water. So, you might wonder: how much water is enough?
You have probably heard the much repeated advice to drink 8 glasses of water a day. While this is an easy advice to remember, it doesn’t need to be followed quite so literally. If you exercise and sweat a lot, you will need to drink more; if you eat a lot of yoghurts you will need to drink less since your food will already contain a lot of water.
If you find yourself feeling thirsty too often, or if you suffer some dehydration symptoms, you might want to use these simple tricks that will help you increase your fluid intake.
1) Eat more fruit and vegetables, as they are foods rich in water. Soups are another obvious choice that will help you increase your fluid intake.
2) Make it a habit to drink a glass of beverage during a meal or a snack.
3) You don’t have to drink water exclusively – a tea or a juice will also keep your body hydrated. Of course, if you’re on a diet, water will be the best choice for you.
4) Keep a small bottle of water at hand whenever possible. Sometimes our busy schedules make us endure thirst for too long. By keeping a drink readily at hand, you’ll have no excuse not to take a sip! Especially when you’re sitting in front of your computer and your mind is on other things like playing the latest slot machines, I always have a bottle of water in front of me so I don’t forget!