How much is enough?

You need to drink water everyday to rehydrate your body.

The average male needs about 3 litres of liquid a day, while the average female needs about 2 litres.

But other factors can mean you need more than the average amount. If you have a fever, you need more water to regulate it. If you are out in the hot sun and sweating you need more. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you will need to increase the amount of water you drink. It’s always best to consult your doctor to know how much water you require.

While many drinks will offer hydration, soft drinks and alcohol add sugar and often sodium that don’t help hydrate nearly as well as water.

While many new sports drinks and fruit flavours come onto the market, water is still the best way to hydrate the human body because it’s easiest to absorb.

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