Have a glass of water

Drinking water

Aim to drink about 1.5 – 2 litres of water each day. The optimum amount of water you need to drink is dependent on your size.

The best way to know if you are dehydrated is to check the colour of your urine. It should be a light straw colour. For more information, see the ‘Keep it light’ campaign: http://www.keepitlight.org

Tip: Combine getting a glass of water with a little stroll, to boost your circulation and concentration.

Nudge Benefits

A 2011 survey found that 96% of office workers do not drink the recommended 7 glasses of water per day.

Water is important for joint lubrication and helps blood to move nutrients and remove waste products. It is important for regulating our body temperature and making sure our organs function well.

Benefits of good hydration (source: The ‘keep it light campaign’) :

1. More alert:
A survey of schools showed that pupils that were actively encouraged to drink water were better behaved and more interested in all activities.

2. Greater focus and attention
The brain is 75% water so needs to be well hydrated to work well.

3. Softer and younger looking skin

4. Reduced risk of heart disease
Adequate hydration helps to regulate temperature and blood pressure. Water reduces the concentration of the blood, helping the heart to work more efficiently.

5. Improved digestion and appetite
A glass of water before a meal helps to reduce appetite.

Heart health

Seek the advice from a health professional

If you have any specific health condition, seek advice before performing the nudges.

Nudges must be comfortable.

Always perform nudges comfortably. Move slowly and gently, within a range which is totally pain free.

Add personalised nudges for specific health conditions.

If you have a specific health condition, you can seek advice from a health professional to add specific nudges for you.