The hydration wellbeing challenge encourages participants to drink more fluids per day and spot the signs of de-hydration. Your body is nearly two-thirds water and so it is really important that you consume enough fluid to stay hydrated and healthy. If you don’t get enough fluid you may feel tired, get headaches and not perform at your best.
‘Fluid’ includes not only water from the tap or in a bottle, but also other drinks that give you water such as tea, coffee, milk, fruit juices and soft drinks. You also get water from the food you eat – on average food provides about 20% of your total fluid intake.
When our bodies don’t have enough water, we are said to be dehydrated. One of the first signs of dehydration is feeling thirsty. If you think you may not be getting enough fluids, check whether you have any of these other common signs of dehydration:
- dark urine and not passing much urine when you go to the toilet
- lack of energy
- feeling lightheaded
The challenge sets the goal of recording daily water intake on the app as number of daily servings. Participants can also log other drinks such as tea, coffee, cola etc