It is a very important however difficult question. The most important thing to remember is that everyone has different water needs, but we are all very dependent on it. There are a few signs that can tell us when we need to increase our water intake, or when we are not getting enough water into our systems.

The most common and most visible sign is sweat or perspiration. The more you perspire each day, the more you need to replace those lost fluids. With summer starting to make a return it is important to stay hydrated at all times. But do not think that it is only during summer that people get dehydrated. The cold winter days can hide the signs of perspiration and dehydration and this can quickly get your body into a mild state of dehydration.

Fortunately for all of us, the technologies available in modern water coolers have come to our rescue. Water coolers provide the option of either cool refreshing water, or warm water on demand. These water coolers are fast becoming very popular at schools, offices and homes across the UK.

Some of the other signs that you are dehydrated is often cramping in the muscles. This happens when there is a shortage of water and nutrients in the bloodstream that leads to muscles being placed under strain. You will often see sports men dropping on either the soccer, rugby or cricket fields with cramps or muscle pains. One of the first things that their team doctors hand them is something to drink.

One of the best ways to check your body’s level of hydration is the colour of your urine. The darker or more yellow the colour, the more dehydrated you are.  The colour is determined by the amount of toxins that your body flushes out. The more hydrated you are, the lighter the colour of your urine might be. It is a great way for parents with toddlers to see if their children are correctly hydrated and healthy.

If you take note of what your body is telling and showing you, you will be able to stay hydrated and healthy at all times.