With temperatures set to soar this week, Brits up and down the country have been advised to stay hydrated.
A spike in hydration-related health issues are expected to be on the rise, even among fit and healthy people. As new data by air up now unveils that 45% of Brits only drink one glass of water a day, hydration experts, air up is seeking to keep Brits safe and healthy by unveiling top tips from founder Lena Jüngst on staying hydrated during a heatwave.
45% of Brits drink around one glass of water a day
25% of Brits don’t know that a healthy water intake helps stave off weight gain
30% of Brits find water boring so they don’t often drink it
29% of Brits have tried, without success, to drink more water
Keep water with you at all times
“As Brits flock outdoors, we must remember to pack our water bottles to ensure we’re not caught out in the sun without any access to water. Carrying a bottle of water (e.g. our air up) in the summer weather provides us with instant hydration as and when we need it.”
Be aware of how much water you’re consuming
“Although taking sips of water here and there is great, it’s better to be aware of exactly how much we’re consuming to be sure we’re actually getting as much water as we need. It’s all too easy to feel as though we’re drinking litres of water whilst takings small sips but in reality, sometimes this only equates to a glass or so a day. Carrying a water bottle and setting a goal of how many of these you are drinking throughout the day ensures that this does not happen.”
Drink before you’re thirsty
“To stay hydrated it’s important to make sure your water levels are constantly being topped up throughout the day. While outdoors, these levels are depleted at a much faster rate and we might not even realise we’re thirsty until we’re at the point of dehydration, so it’s important to make sure to drink at regular intervals throughout the day.”
Enjoy what you’re drinking!
“A third of the nation have told us that they find water boring so they don’t drink it often. This weekend, it’s more important than ever to get Brits drinking water to keep everyone safe. If you don’t like water, drinking as many fluids as possible such as squash, tea, or better yet plain water that tricks our senses into tasting flavour, keeps our water levels up and keeps us safe in the sun.”
Let’s face it, we all need to prioritise drinking water over these next few days. Why not keep track of your daily water intake using the WaterMinder app? It also links to Apple Watch so you can expect reminders to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Some other tips to help you get through these next few days include limiting caffeine and alcohol (don’t worry guys a few glasses of Prosecco is absolutely fine) just bear in mind that they act as a diuretic, which means they can cause your body to lose more water.
Eat hydrating foods such as fruits and vegetables. Not only do they contain a high percentage of water, they also contain other nutrients like fiber that will benefit your overall health.
Stay hydrated in style with our top water bottle picks:
PMD Aqua Water Bottle with energizing Rose Quartz (£59)