Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water?Getty

Drinking enough water is so important to your health but most of us aren't getting enough in. Try this simple trick and find out if you're hydrated or not.

We all know we're supposed to be drinking eight glasses of water a day, but really, whoever manages it? But we really should. Drinking water helps with literally every function in your body, prevents fatigue, curbs your appetite, relieves headaches and improves your skin. Not to mention it's FREE! 

But how can you tell if you're dehydrated?

It's pretty simple actually. Just pinch the back of your hand for a few seconds and if the skin doesn't immediately snap back into place you're probably dehydrated. This trick relies on 'skin turgor', which basically refers to how elastic it is. Skin with normal turgor levels should be able to snap back pretty quickly. 

Hate drinking water?

There are a few things you can do if you hate drinking water. 

Try cutting up fresh fruit and adding it to give it a subtle flavour, (we love lime and mint) or diluting herbal teas for different flavour combos. 

Personally, we set an alarm on our phone every hour to remind us to down a glass. Once you're in the habit you'll wonder how you even existed before you became such a zen creature of the uisce. 

Read more: The Easy Way To Get Better Skin