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Stay hydrated with H20: Hydration


We should aim to drinks 6-8 glasses of fluid every day. Water, lower fat milk and sugar-free drinks including tea and coffee can all help you towards achieving your 6-8 glasses per day. Fruit juice and smoothies count towards your fluid consumption, however they are a source of free sugars, so should you should limit your consumption to no more than a combined total of 150ml per day.

Sugary drinks are one of the main contributors to children and adults consuming way too much sugar and reducing them or cutting them out completely is a quick and easy way to reduce your sugar intake.

Alcohol contains lots of calories (kcal) and should be limited to no more than 14 d the amount of mixer you have with it e.g. lemonade. 1 pint of standard strength larger contains approximately 136 calories, a 175ml medium glass of wine contains approximately 135 calories and a 25ml shot of spirit (40% vol) contains approximately 56 calories.

Tameside Top Tips:
  • Simply swap sugary soft/fizzy drinks for sugar-free or no added sugar varieties to reduce your sugar intake
  • Carry a refillable water bottle with you to keep hydrated on the go. There are over 40 refill stations across Tameside, meaning you can refill your water bottle for free there. For more information on keeping hydrated and reducing single-use plastics click here or here
  • A beer or glass of wine doesn’t just affect your wallet; it can affect your waistline too with the hidden calories.