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Are you drinking enough water? 4 ways to know
Sunday, 14 June · 2 min read

As summer approaches in some parts of the world and temperatures rise, it’s easy to become dehydrated. But your body needs to stay hydrated in order to function well.

If you think you might not be drinking enough water, it's worth looking out for any signs of dehydration. They include:

  • your mouth, eyes or lips being dry
  • your pee looking dark in colour
  • feeling lightheaded or confused
  • actually feeling thirsty

It’s easier to become dehydrated when the weather is hot or you’ve been out in the sun for a long time as you lose more water through sweating, so you may need to drink more than the recommended 6 to 8 glasses per day.

Water is best, but coconut water, fruit juices, smoothies and certain foods like tomatoes and cucumber can all help to keep you hydrated - just keep an eye on the sugar content of any drinks you buy.

If you need help keeping track of how much water you drink each day, take a look at our free resource below.

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