We are always being told how good water is for us and how we should drink more of it. I happen to love drinking water and have no problems in drinking plenty throughout the day but I know a lot of people find that really hard.
So how much water should we be drinking?
National guidelines suggest 6 - 8 glasses a day, but this can be confusing. How big are the glasses? How full are they? Various organisations will have different answers. For example, the NHS recommend 1.2L a day, whereas some studies have proven 2L is correct and some say 3L! It depends totally on your body, and what it needs as we are all different. It's always wise to remember that we take in a lot of fluid from eating food, however that isn't adequate alone.
There are lots of products out there to help you drink more water and one of my favourites are the HydrateM8 bottles below.
They're motivational, pretty and really clear to understand. As long as you make sure you drink when you're supposed to according to the lines and times on the back, you should have no problem tracking your water intake and therefore ensuring you are staying hydrated!
Another great way to encourage water intake is by adding healthy flavours. For example, I love lemon slices in my water. It tastes delicious and I totally forget it's water! You can even buy 'Fruit Infusing' water bottles so it couldn't be any easier.
Let me know how you like to drink your water and any other products you use to drink more. There's many useful tools out there to help, so no more excuses, start drinking now!