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7 Reasons Why You Need To Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is really important for a healthy body and mind.

Here’s why you need 6-8 non sugary drinks a day:

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1. You will be able to concentrate better
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2. If you’ve done exercise, you need to replace the fluid you’ve lost
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3. Drinking plenty of water stops your mouth from becoming dry
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4. You will feel more energised and less tired
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5. Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin healthy
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6. Not drinking enough can give you headaches
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7. Not drinking enough can leave you feeling dizzy or light headed
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What you can do to make sure you’re drinking enough:

  1. Check your wee! It should be pale yellow and not smelly- if it’s not, you need to drink more. If you are worried about your wee, talk to your GP
  2. If you’re taking part in sports or exercise, you need to remember to increase the amount of fluids you drink. Make sure you have a water bottle in your sports bag
  3. Have a water bottle in your bag or on your desk, and keep refilling throughout the day
  4. Try water flavoured with a slice of fruit if you find yourself getting bored of water
  5. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to have a drink at regular points throughout the day

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