7 Reasons to be Healthy and Hydrated

We know it’s important to drink lots of fluid, but sometimes we can forget the reasons why. Here are some reminders to help you feel more motivated to stay hydrated.

1. Hydration = concentration

Kids can easily become dehydrated when working hard at school or playing at home. This can lead to a loss of concentration and even headaches. Don’t worry, there’s a simple solution – pop a perfectly sized 330ml bottle of Highland Spring Handy Pack in their bag or lunch box.

2. Have you drunk enough water today?

Fluid requirements are different for each of us, as there are many factors that affect an individual’s need for water such as age, gender, body mass, physical activity levels and climate. The European Food Safety Authority recommends an intake of 2.5 litres of water for men and 2 litres of water for women per day, from both food and drink consumption.*

The Department of Health recommends that children should aim to drink about 6 to 8 glasses of fluid per day, on top of the water provided by food in their diet. Younger children need relatively smaller drinks (for example a 150 ml serving) and older children need larger drinks (250 to 300 ml serving).**

*EFSA Journal 2010; 8(3):1459, Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for water.
**EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA) (2010) Scientific Opinion on Dietary reference values for water

3. Little wonders – water and pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through some big changes. Your baby eats what you eat and drinks what you drink, so it’s really important to give your growing bump all the nutrients he or she needs.

That means drinking not only enough water to stop you becoming dehydrated, but also enough to carry all the nutrients your baby needs through the umbilical cord. As pure as nature intended, Highland Spring water sourced from our organic land is a pretty good way to help keep you and your baby hydrated and healthy throughout pregnancy.

For more information on pregnancy and motherhood, read the Natural Hydration Council factsheet.

4. Squeeze exercise into every day 

When you lead a busy and active life, it can be easy for exercise to fall by the wayside. With work, school runs and shopping trips, how do you make time for anything else? Luckily, there are some things you can do that will fit perfectly around your daily routine. 

Try squeezing some lunchtime lunges into your lunch break. They’re really simple – the only challenge is finding a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed! Kitchen curls are another great option and perfect for fitting in when the dinner’s cooking. Just grab two cans and work those biceps! For even more handy exercise tips for on the go, visit our Facebook page.

5. Eat well

What you choose to put on your plate each day really matters. Try to eat well-balanced meals using foods that are as healthy and nutritious as possible. Add a sprinkle of nuts or mixed seeds to any dish to give you a natural energy boost for the rest of your day. 

6. The natural, everyday detox

Our bodies constantly need to detox – not just when we’ve overdone it. And there’s no magical method. Just make sure your diet is balanced and healthy, and let your body work its magic. To cleanse your system and get rid of waste products and toxins the most important thing is plenty of pure, fresh water.

7. Listen to more music

It’s no secret that music can dramatically improve your mood and attitude towards the day. If you want to feel good, try waking up early and starting each day by dancing to your favourite song. That, coupled with some Highland Spring, and you’ll feel ready to make the most of your day. Check out our full feel-good playlist right here.

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