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How Much Water Should You Really Drink Every Day?

Stay Hydrated. Stay Healthy.

Water is often called the elixir of life, and for good reason. Our bodies depend on it for survival, and staying adequately hydrated is crucial for overall health and well-being. But how much water should you be drinking each day? The answer isn’t one-size-fits-all, as it depends on various factors, including environmental conditions and individual physiology.

You’ve probably heard the rule of thumb that suggests drinking eight 8 glasses of water a day, which is roughly equivalent to 2 liters. This is a general guideline that can work for many people. However, some experts recommend a slightly higher intake, around 2.5 – 3 liters (or about 13 cups) daily depending on environmental and physiological factors. 

Environmental Factors

Environmental conditions play a significant role in determining your daily water needs. Here are a few key factors to consider:

  1. Climate: If you live in a hot and humid climate, you’ll likely need to consume more water to compensate for increased sweating and fluid loss. In contrast, individuals in cooler climates may require less water.

  2. Physical Activity: Exercise increases your body’s water requirements. The more you sweat during workouts, the more water you need to replenish lost fluids. Athletes and active individuals often require more than the standard recommendation.

  3. Illness: When you’re sick, especially with a fever or gastrointestinal illness, you may lose more fluids through sweating and vomiting. It’s essential to increase your water intake to prevent dehydration during illness.

Individual Physiology

Beyond environmental factors, your individual physiology also plays a crucial role in determining your daily water needs. Consider these aspects:

  1. Body Size and Muscle Mass: Larger individuals and those with higher muscle mass generally require more water. 

  2. Age: Children and the elderly may have different hydration needs. Children tend to have higher water requirements relative to their body size, while older adults may be less sensitive to thirst signals.

  3. Health Conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease and diabetes, can affect your fluid balance. Always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for fluid intake if you have such conditions.

Remember, whether it’s 2 liters or 3 liters a day, finding the right balance of water intake for your body and lifestyle is the key to a healthier, hydrated you. 

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❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
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🎄PARC Christmas Hours 🎄

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

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