Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Dehydration can adversely affect our health and our physical and mental performance. Here's an easy way to check your drinking enough water.'
Water is essential for life:
60% of our body weight 1
Carries nutrients & waste products between major organs 1
Regulates body temperature 1
lubricates our moving parts 1
Acts as a shock absorber 1
Helps maintain mental and physical performance 2
Being dehydrated at work can have a negative effect on:
60% of our body weight 2
Carries nutrients & waste products between major organs 2
Regulates body temperature 2
lubricates our moving parts 2
Here's an easy way to check you are drinking enough
- Dehydration can adversely affect our health and our physical and mental performance
- Use this chart to make sure you're drinking enough - the lighter the colour of your urinethe better
- A 65kg/10 stone adult needs at least 6-8 glasses (2 litres) of fluid a day - and more in hot weather or when active
- Space drinks at regular intervals - at least one every two waking hours.