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8 glasses? 2 litres? No, the amount of water you should drink cannot be standardised

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By Team Lounge
Published Feb 24, 2023

Mint Lounge

The benefits of hydration are many, from better skin and digestion to weight maintenance and a healthier heart and kidneys

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How much water you need in a day depends on your age, activity levels, weight, gender and environment. Here are some tips to stay hydrated

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Have a reusable bottle at all times to sip on water all day, and set reminders on your phone 

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Opt for cooling beverages like cold-pressed vegetable juice, buttermilk or salted lemon water instead of tea, coffee or aerated drinks

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Infuse your water with spices, fruit or slices of cucumber 

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Don't forget to hydrate after you exercise, adding electrolytes after an intense session

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Count your trips to the bathroom: 4-6 visits during a typical day means you meet your daily water requirements

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