Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and our brain is around 75% water. This high water balance means water is a pretty key component to our wellbeing and feeling good.
We continually lose water by breathing, sweating and excretion, and this is continually replaced by the act of eating and drinking. On average our bodies lose between 2-3 litres of water per day, depending on the temperature and activity levels.
Lifestyle factors such as air travel or alcohol can contribute to dehydrating our bodies also.
So what can we do to prevent dehydration?
Obviously drinking enough throughout the day is key. Thirst is a sign of dehydration already happening, so keep sipping water throughout the day even when you don’t feel particularly thirsty.