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Are you getting enough water?

By FreshSocial 12 Mar 2018

We want to help you improve your diet and be as healthy as you can to give you that all-important head start with your studies...


Our first question - are you getting enough water?


Your water consumption can easily get overlooked but it's very important - maybe more so than you think. Here are some of the many benefits of keeping hydrated:

  1. Clearer skin: If you're going through a spotty stage (it happens to all of us), get yourself a big water bottle and set yourself challenges to drink X amount of water throughout the day to stop you and your skin from drying out. If you stick to it, your skin will clear up in no time. Don't just depend on this though, water isn't magic!
  2. Reduces headaches: This is the most natural way to reduce your headache, especially if used as a prevention instead of a cure. If you increase your water intake, Berocca and stocking up on emergency paracetamols will be a thing of the past. 
  3. Flushes out your toxins: Without going into too much detail, it will flush away all the things you don't need in your body anymore and leave you feeling refreshed. A big way you lose water is through sweat so no workout is complete without a bottle of water!
  4. Encourages weight loss: Drinking water is known to speed up your metabolism meaning that you'll lose weight that little bit quicker so start by drinking at least a glass an hour. Again don't just depend on water to shift some weight, unfortunately, life isn't that easy. If only...
  5. Saves money: It is completely free! You can top your water bottle up wherever you are - in your flat, on your university campus, at the gym etc. All you need to worry about it getting a fancy water bottle or reuse your Evian one.

If you aren't the biggest fan of water (some people aren't) then invest in an infusion bottle. Everyone has one, including all your favourite fitness and gym bloggers on social media...

You can add your favourite fruits to the bottle for a naturally-flavoured water meaning you're getting all the water you need without the added sugars and calories! What will you put in yours?

Don't worry about the cost, it won't exactly break the bank. You can find some cheap ones on eBay or Wilkos for less than a fiver so you don't have any excuses.

Start by setting yourself a water challenge and before you know it, you'll be reaping all the benefits! 

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