Your body is more than 50% water, often between 60 and 70 percent. That should give you some idea why it is important to drink water and keep yourself hydrated.
The percent of water depends on your hydration level. People feel thirsty when they have already lost around 2-3% of their body’s water. Mental performance and physical coordination start to become impaired before thirst kicks in, typically around 1% dehydration.
If you don’t like drinking plain water, there are many things you can do to keep your body hydrated and keep mental and physical performance high. You can put lime or lemon juice in your water or sparkling water with the added benefits of helping to cleanse your liver and balancing PH levels as well as making it tastier.
Or you can make green tea with the added benefit of antioxidants. Sweeten it with Stevia and add lemon to improve the taste and not increase blood sugar. For more information about Stevia, see the page of Stevia in this website. During warm weather, put it in the fridge and drink it iced.
Try drinking water first thing in the morning as well as before each meal. Keep water at your desk, in your car, in your purse, by your bed – make it easily accessible and sip on it throughout the day!