How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?
It’s easy to forget, but drinking enough water is integral to good health. So how much should we be drinking each day? Read on for the full lowdown.
Around 70% of the human body is made up of water, so it's entirely unsurprising that drinking enough is so critical to maintaining good health. But it can be difficult to know how much we should be drinking, and what exactly counts in these measures of the different beverages we may drink each day, so let’s break it down.
How much water should we drink each day?
The NHS Live Well Guide states that we should drink around 5-7 glasses of water each day — around 1.5 litres a day. This isn’t restricted to just plain glasses of water, though — this also includes sugar-free cups of tea, coffee and sugar-free glasses of squash. This number will naturally increase depending on physical activity and also hot weather.
What are the benefits of drinking water?
Studies have shown that drinking plenty of water is good for your mood and mental health. It affects your productivity and energy levels, as well as overall emotions and moods. It also helps maintain mental and physical performance, as some studies suggest.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.