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I don’t drink enough water throughout the day

Why don’t you try? : Drink more water during the day

The importance of drinking water
Water keeps every system in the body functioning properly, and has many important jobs, such as:
* carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
* flushing bacteria from your bladder
* aiding digestion
* preventing constipation
* normalizing blood pressure
* stabilizing the heartbeat
* cushioning joints
* protecting organs and tissues
* regulating body temperature
* maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance.

Giving your body enough fluids to carry out those tasks means that you’re staying hydrated.
If you don’t drink enough water each day, you risk becoming dehydrated. Warning signs of dehydration include weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, or urine that’s dark in colour.

Ways to drink plenty of water
Water is a healthy and cheap choice for quenching your thirst at any time. It has no calories and contains no sugars that can damage teeth. Plain tea, fruit tea and coffee (without added sugar) can also be healthy. If you do not like the taste of plain water, try sparkling water or add a slice of lemon or lime. Or heat the water and infuse a tea bag, some coffee or a slice of lemon. You could also add some no-added-sugar squash or fruit juice for flavour.

Source: NHS
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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Try to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day, Use a refillable water bottle and aim to fill and refill it at least twice each day, Drink cordial if you dislike water alone to still get your water intake,

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