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Ride the wave of knowledge and flush away the year 2020.

By Delfina Rainoldi

We can all agree that 2020 will be an unforgettable year for many reasons; and although, it was a tough year, to say the least – it also gifted us with love, appreciation and an opportunity to change some of our bad habits. We managed to put the “self” in self-love, the “home” in home-workouts and the ‘i” in community. So, if we have managed to overcome so much and do so much for our health in the 2020, why does everyone still struggle to keep hydrated?

Hydration is vital for our body to function as water makes up 60 percent of it. Yet, since 2015 Brits have been drinking  less water on average, with only 38 percent choosing to drink H2O over other beverages. Tap water is clearly the easiest way of consuming your daily amount, but if you don’t like the taste or idea of drinking from your tap, then CanO Water is a great alternative – not only for its tasty Austrian Spring water, but also because it is a great sustainable on-the-go option for those who may forget their reusable water bottles or for those who do not have one, but still want a delicious drop of hydration.

How much water should I drink?

The amount of water needed per adult varies depending on gender, sex and surprisingly also by where someone lives. However, generally an adult male will need just over 3 litres per day and an adult female will need over 2.5 litres per day. If you are the type of person who loves a bit of a body pump in the gym or a quick HIIT session, you should exceed the daily allowance and have even MORE H2O, precisely over 2.7 litres and if we think of this in CanO Water context, it’s only 4 cans or more of 500ml or 330ml! Similarly, older individuals should consume 1.7 litres or more per day to stay hydrated and healthy.

Water: The fountain of youth, not the fountain of doom

Now that we got the easy part out of the way, what does water do for you? Water has a plethora of benefits for the body, but some of the most significant attributes are the following:

  • Water regulates body temperature through sweat and respiration during your body-pump exercise that makes you feel like a Gymshark Athlete. It also lubricates joints, which is very useful to prevent any damage from your intense workout, or if you’re an older individual.


  • Forms saliva for digestive purposes, because if you have a dry mouth… well, it won’t be pleasant to chew and your digestive system will have a sad and difficult time overworking to breakdown the nutrients in your food!
  • Aids the brain functioning mechanisms to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters. So, if you’re ever feeling hazy, tired or drowsy it’s very probable you’re in need of a CanO Water in your hand, or a visit to the hydration station, i.e. the tap in your kitchen.


  • Flushes body waste/toxins. To prevent that terrible hangover the next day, make sure to have a litre of water awaiting you on your bedside table (and maybe some snacks).

Water is essential for the body to run smoothly and keep you in good health. Dehydration can otherwise lead to mood-swings and fatigue, but more importantly it comes at the expense of damaging less important cells in your body to keep the more essential cells hydrated. Meaning that in the long-run, not hitting your daily hydration allowance can have a graver effect on your body than you might think, leading to water-loss in the muscles and even worse, accelerating your body’s aging process. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to go to the mirror on the wall and ask it to be the prettiest and most hydrated of them all… the solution is far simpler than that! All you need to do is sip water throughout the day to stay hydrated!

Is there a best time to drink water?

It is always a good time to drink water since it has so many benefits for you, but you want to make sure you’re hydrating before feeling thirsty, since thirst is a sign that your body is already dehydrated. However, there are some points in the day that can be very crucial for your hydration or to merely keep up the level of hydration

  • As soon as you wake up prepare your internal organs for that long day ahead with a glass (500ml) of water before your breakfast. This kickstarts your metabolism and gets all your hard-working microbial residents dancing around after sleeping for 8-9 hours!


  • A glass of H2O half an hour before any meal helps your
    digestion and approximately an hour later gives the body time to absorb all the yummy nutrients.



  • This one is for all the bath lovers (especially you honey, I know you love a super-hot bath). Have a glass of water beforehand to lower blood pressure.


  • Treat yourself with half a litre of water before getting your beauty sleep to account for any loss of fluid overnight.

Sip tips for those uninclined to drink more water

In 2016, a study found that  1 in 6 Britons believed alcohol counted towards their daily water intake, and in 2018, 23 percent of the British population were choosing fizzy drinks over water to stay hydrated. Although one may initially mistake CanO Water for an alcoholic or soft drink due to its ‘cool’ can-exterior, it is indeed delicious Austrian Spring Water that has hit your shelves. So be a GOAT (Greatest of All Time) and get ahead of the game, by breaking bad habits and drinking a product that looks just as good on the inside too! If looks don’t fool you, here are some hydration tips to jumpstart your 2021:

  • Add natural flavours, like herbs and fruit to your water. Not only does this make it tasty but it is also good for you!


  • Eat your H2O! There is a misconception that in order to stay hydrated you must drown your body with liquid… wrong! You can incorporate water rich foods into your diet to increase your water intake without having gulp down a litre of water before bed to meet your daily hydration quota! Some water rich foods include watermelon, courgette, cucumber, grapefruits, strawberries, lettuce and more.


  • If you are addicted to your phone as much as every other Millennial and Gen Z, then try downloading a water monitoring App. If you are more old school don’t fret, you can tally how much glasses you have in a planner or on a calendar.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle everywhere you go – don’t have one? Invest in the CanO Water reusable flask, you won’t regret it! If you’re working from home or retired but want to make keeping hydrated a priority, make sure to have your favourite glass with you in your most used space at home.


  • Most important tip of them all is one previously mentioned: drink before you get thirsty! By doing this you will avoid getting dehydrated and you will get into a good habit of just sipping away throughout the day.

For all you alternative individuals and coffee and tea lovers, you can also get your hydration through your 20 daily cuppa’s and your Espresso shots; but remember, coffee and tea are caffeinated and too much caffeine can have long-term implications on the body. Perhaps try drinking homemade smoothies and juices for hydration and a boost in nutrients too. But caution! Juices and smoothies should be drunk in moderation too, to avoid an excess intake of sugars.

Need a summary? Learn our key H20 facts  here.

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