Concerned about your daily water intake? Take a look at this infographic from Study Medicine Europe to learn how to stay hydrated, healthy and happy.
Did you know that the average person could survive without food for almost a month, but could only live for one week without water? While many of us are aware that drinking water is essential to our health and wellbeing, many favour soda, coffee and juice over good-old fashioned H20.
So why is it important to stay hydrated? Water is used by cells, tissues and major organs; acting like the oil that keeps our bodies going throughout the day. We need to constantly replenish our water levels that are lost from everyday bodily functions such as breathing and sweating.
Failing to drink enough water can result in dehydration. This can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms including headaches, fatigue and dizziness. Chronic, ongoing dehydration in some cases can result in serious health issues including harm to your liver, joints and muscles as well as cholesterol problems.
Fortunately, it is very doable to stay on top of your water consumption throughout the day. Check out some quick and easy water “hacks” in the infographic below.