The ultimate guide to hydration
Drinking enough water is extremely important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, which isn’t surprising considering we are made up of around 60% of the stuff.
We recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water (around 1.2 litres) a day to stay fully hydrated. If you’re not drinking enough, we want to help you increase your water intake!
Find out how to make drinking water more exciting, where we are installing water refill points, and why water tastes different depending on where it comes from.
Keep a reusable bottle with you to ensure you always have a drink nearby for whenever you’re thirsty. Not to mention, using a refillable bottle instead of drinking bottled water is a lot cheaper and better for the environment.
Drinking water may not be a priority when consuming alcohol; however, alcohol is a diuretic, so it can cause you to become dehydrated. Try drinking one glass of water for every glass of alcohol to replace the water that leaves your body.
Try adding pieces of fruit, such as lemon, lime or orange slices, to a glass or bottle of tap water to freshen up your drink. Doing this will give your drink a fresh twist, while also providing you with essential nutrients.
It’s ok to treat yourself to a sugary beverage every now and then, but too many can have a negative impact on your health. If you’re not a fan of water, you could try some low-sugar alternatives, including coconut water, tea, coffee or sparkling water.
Drinking water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated; eating water-rich foods is another great way to increase your water intake. These foods tend to be fruits and vegetables, so they can also help you to maintain a healthy diet. Here’s a list of 10 water-rich foods you should try!
If you live a busy lifestyle, drinking water regularly can sometimes become an afterthought. There are a variety of hydration apps you could download that will remind you to drink, while also allowing you to set goals and track your progress.
We’ve been installing refill points throughout the area we serve as part of our efforts to keep people hydrated and reduce the use of single-use plastics.
They have been installed in the following locations:
More will be coming to the following towns and cities soon: Weymouth, Melksham, Beaminster, Poole, Bath, Taunton, Blandford Forum and Dorchester.
More information about our refill project, as well as how to use our stations safely can be found on our refill page. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out when they get installed!