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Drink Plenty

What do flowers, dogs and humans all have in common?

They all need water to survive!

The human body is made up of 60% water and the body uses water to maintain our bodily functions and helps regulate the body’s temperature.

Older person drinking water
What are the benefits of drinking plenty of water?
  • Keeps the body hydrated
  • Helps your brain function and improves concentration.
  • Replaces fluids we lose from sweating when we exercise
Woman drinking water
How much water should we be drinking?
  • 6-8 glasses of water each day
  • Have a drink with every meal and snack
  • Fruits and vegetables also contain water so add a few more to meals/ snacks
A cold drink flavoured with kiwi
Top tips to drink more water
  • Why not add a pop of colour to your drink with some fruits: strawberries, oranges, kiwis the possibilities are endless
  • Drink out of your favourite cup/ bottle
  • Choose a funky straw to go in your drink
  • Make fruit ice cubes and add them to your glass of water
  • Add a splash of low sugar squash