The importance of staying hydrated

With all this lovely warm weather and as a healthcare professional we know the importance of staying hydrated. However, actually drinking enough water throughout the day can be difficult when you are working a busy shift or visiting patients.

As many of you know our bodies depend on water to survive. We use water to maintain our body temperature, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. Water is amazing and is needed for overall good health, but is it that easy and do we drink enough?

The government recommend you drink 8 glasses of water a day, to help you to achieve this take a look at our top tips!

– Keep a bottle of water with you during the day.

– To reduce your costs, carry a reusable water bottle and fill it with tap water.

– If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.

– Drink water before, during, and after a workout.

– When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.

– Some research suggests that drinking water can help you feel full.

– If you have trouble remembering to drink plenty of water, try drinking on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and when you go to bed. Or, drink a small glass of water at the beginning of each hour.

– Set reminders on your mobile phone.

– Drink water when you go to a restaurant. It will keep you hydrated, and it is usually free

Of course our Hallam Medical cups are perfect for hot drinks but they can also be used for keeping drinks cool, let us know if you manage to drink enough water?