Your must-do health guide

There’s so much conflicting health advice around — we should juice, but not eat sugar; meditate for relaxation, but drink coffee for good health; or is it only drink green tea and then jog for an hour, or only do 10 minutes, or is it 60 seconds of HIIT? It’s no wonder we’re confused! But good health is actually quite simple and straightforward.

1. Do you need to drink eight glasses of water a day?

While you know you have to drink water, how much is enough, too much or too little? Advice settles on eight glasses of water a day, although there is no medical evidence to back this up. “Everyone’s daily water requirements are different as it’s highly individual and depends on several factors,” says vinyasa yoga instructor and health and wellness creator, Christina Sternberg.

“Eight glasses of water a day is purely a guideline to ensure your daily needs are met. However, the amount of water each person needs each day eventually comes down to how active they are, the state of their health and the environment they live in. Most importantly, when it comes to drinking water, make sure to drink to thirst and try to get more water in on

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from WellBeing

WellBeing5 min read
MAY & JUNE 2019
May 5’s Taurus New Moon begins a fertile lunar new year, a chance to gather rewards for past work. May 6–9 needs care with commitments: schemes that are too good to be true will be! May 15–19 is a time to stay aware, while enjoying the flowing energy
WellBeing1 min read
In the well-known book The Alchemist, novelist Paulo Coelho writes, “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the we
WellBeing6 min read
Cleaned By Nature
Supporting a global industry worth tens of billions of dollars, our quest for sparklingly clean, sweet-smelling homes has spawned a vast array of products. But dig beneath the familiar, friendly packaging and marketing claims so many of us inherently