Drinking plenty of water regularly throughout the day is not just about replenishing the body after exercise, we need water to regulate temperature, eliminate waste and cushion spinal cord and joints!
I always recommend a glass of water as soon as you wake up, even before breakfast and even in winter.
Drink bottles are good as they are portable, but you tend to sip small amounts rather than having a good drink.
How much water is enough? Children 5-8 years old need 5 glasses or 1litre, up to 12Years old 7 glasses 1.5litres. 13years+ or over 50kg need 2litres, more if very active. Water is nourishing, it doesn’t need the added sugars or bubbles, the energy contribution should be from wholefoods, rather empty calories from juices and soft drinks.
If you struggle with getting you or your family to drink water and need some ideas we can cover this in your Nutritional Consultation with me .