How much do you know about drinking water?

Find the answers to our quiz questions below:

Question 1.

You should drink 3 glasses of water a day.

False

Every day you should aim to drink around 8 glasses of water. This leads to optimum hydration and therefore keeps your brain and nervous system working properly. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and low energy levels.

Question 2.

How much of your body is made up of water?

75%

75% of your body is made up from water. This is why it is so important to drink enough. Mental and Physical performance become impaired when you’re thirsty! People start to feel thirsty when they lose 2-3% of their body’s water.

Question 3.

Whilst exercising people should break for water how often?

20 minutes

Whilst exercising, your body loses fluid through sweat. To stay adequately hydrated whilst exercising, you should drink water every 20 minutes, but this can vary depending on age, gender and weight, so if you feel thirsty before 20 minutes is up, make sure to drink!

Question 4.

How long can the human body survive without water?

Three days

The human body begins to shut down after three days with no water. Water flows through the body carrying oxygen and flushing out waste from our bodies. It is an essential part of our daily intake and without it we cannot survive longer than three days.

Question 5.

Which is the most dehydrating drink?

Alcohol

Alcohol has the most dehydrating effect on your body. This is why when you wake up with a hangover you crave hydration, as your body needs it! You should ensure you drink plenty of water when you have been drinking alcohol, or else you’ll wake up with an awful headache.

Question 6.

How much water does the average adult lose naturally every day?

10 cups

Between breathing, sweating and urinating, the average adult loses 10 or more cups of water every day. Drinking and eating makes it up and rehydrates the water lost throughout the day.