Water makes up two thirds of our body. Drinking enough liquids helps ensure all bodily functions can operate as normal. This includes our blood carrying vital nutrients, our kidneys removing waste from our bodies, lubricating our joints and many other things!
Headaches, poor concentration, sluggishness- these are just some symptoms we can experience from even a slight drop in fluids in the short term. Long term, dehydration can be associated with Urinary Tract Infections and the formation of kidney stones.
Recommendations say we should be drinking 6-8 cups/glasses of water a day. If water is something you dislike, try adding no-sugar squash or adding a slice of fresh fruit!