Recommended Water Intake for Students

Recommended Water Intake for Students

A student needs 3 things to succeed: proper rest, a distraction-free study area, and good nutrition. However, there is one more thing that is often overlooked: proper hydration.

Drinking Water Improves Brain Function

The average human brain is roughly 80% water. Therefore, drinking enough water helps regulate the brain's temperature that keeps cells active and balances chemical processes. This also ensures optimum cognitive functions, mental clarify and focus.  


When To Drink Water?

Did you know that feeling thirsty actually means that your body is already dehydrated? You should also pay attention to the colour of your urine from time to time. When your body is adequately hydrated, your urine should be a pale, almost clear yellow color. If your urine is consistently a deeper color, you are advised to seek medical advise as soon as possible.

Plain Water Is Best

Sugary drinks such as fruit juices can might be hard on your stomach, especially if you are already dehydrated. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea actually causes your body to lose more fluids. All these liquids also do not count towards your recommended daily intake of water.

Good Hydration Habits

  • Experts recommend drinking 2 litres of water per day (equivalent to 8 glasses). You can even set alarms throughout the day to remind you.
  • To help with weight loss, drink a lot of water before regular meals. This tricks the body regulate hunger which in turn helps you eat less.
  • Warm beverages are preferable, as it helps with digestion and metabolism.
  • Drinking water before bed and after waking up helps flush out toxins and fatty deposits in the intestines.
  • After sugary treats, drink 1 to 2 cups of warm water to help your body metabolise the sugar content and prevent a "sugar crash."
  • Having a water bottle within reach subtly encourages you to drink more water. Check out this handy tumbler that keeps your hot or cold drinks close at hand. 

NOTE: You may need to visit the toilet more often to urinate but that's a good thing for your body. If you wake up often at night to pee, try drinking water at least 1-2 hours before bed.



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