How much water do I need to drink?

May 27th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

If you are constantly feeling fatigued it could be because you are not drinking enough water. According to the NHS the daily recommended amount for a woman is around 1.6 litres of water a day – the equivalent of eight x 200ml glasses of water, and for a man around 2.0 litres per day - ten x 200ml glasses.
Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water; if we don’t have enough it can have a really negative impact on our bodies.
Here are a few benefits that water can give you:
Weight loss – drinking enough water each day can help to promote weight loss. This is because we often confuse hunger with thirst so water can also help us to feel full as well.
Headaches - If you have a headache it could be because your body is dehydrated, so before taking a pain reliever try drinking some water.
Anti-wrinkles – water is a great way to combat signs of ageing as it hydrates our skin making it look less wrinkled. It can also make our skin look clearer.
Fights infections – water can help us fight infections by flushing out our bodies’ toxins, if we are dehydrated we are more likely to catch bugs.
Keeping regular – by not drinking enough water you could become constipated.
Boosts energy – drinking enough water will make you faster, as your brain is a muscle and needs to be hydrated. It will also help you to concentrate better because a human brain is made up of around 85% of water.