New research commissioned by Aquarate reveals alarming hydration habits across the UK.
Our survey results gives new insights into hydration habits, and highlights specific geographical areas for improvement across the UK.
Our research revealed that only 56% of people think they drink enough liquid.
When we delved deeper into exactly how much the UK believed they drink each day, the results showed that 40% of people drink less than 5 cups per day. The age range of 18-24 year olds has the lowest fluid intake, with 14% drinking less than 3 cups each day….. that’s not even 1 litre of fluid!
Furthermore, 35% of the 2,000 people we surveyed revealed that they lose track of how much liquid they drink and 13% said they don’t know the symptoms of dehydration.
When we look at the results city by city, you can start to see direct correlations between level of knowledge and impact on dehydration. For example, in York, 42% of people admitted they don’t think they drink enough and 26% said that they often feel dehydrated.
We want to educate individuals and healthcare professionals on the signs, causes and consequences that not drinking enough fluid can have. Dehydration causes hundreds of deaths per year with the majority of these cases being avoidable and preventable.
The simplest way to tell if you are dehydrated is to look at your urine! If you are suffering from headaches, feeling sluggish or have a dry mouth and tongue, these are all signs of early dehydration. To find out more about digital tools to discreetly track fluid intake, book a demo.
Rebecca Taylor, CEO said “Aquarate are committed to helping people understand what healthy hydration looks like and giving people the right tools to be able to track this accurately. Our research shows that only 56% of adults across the UK are drinking enough liquid. With so many serious consequences caused by not getting enough fluid, there’s still so much more work that needs to be done and promoted by everyone to improve people's lives in the long run”.
If you’re interested in knowing the results from the geographical area you live or work in, let us know- we’d be happy to share!