Stay Hydrated Londoners!

water bottle hydration

It’s important to stay hydrated.🥛 The effects of dehydration can include dry eyes, headaches, fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, or fever.  This can be more serious in the very young or the elderly, so it’s important to look out for symptoms.

However, it is a myth that everyone needs to drink 8 glasses a day.  Normal levels of hydration varies widely from person to person.

A person’s diet can greatly affect hydration levels: fruits (especially watermelon), vegetables, and soups are mostly water-based, and a lot of people get their water from food.

In general, larger people need to drink more water, as do athletes and those who perspire heavily,  but that may mean more or less than eight glasses a day. There is no one-size-fits-all.

The Mayor of London is supporting a drive to decrease the amount of plastic water bottles we use each week.  “Londoners can refill their bottles with free tap water at more than 65 businesses and shops, including Costa Coffee, Tate Modern, BFI Imax, Leon and others through our new London Refill scheme to help cut plastic waste.
The average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week – a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year.
We all need to try harder to cut the excessive use of single-use plastic bottles, cups and cutlery that can end up overflowing our landfill sites and finding their way into our oceans. I hope that even more businesses sign up to this scheme to help Londoners make small but significant steps to drive down plastic waste. ”

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