Heatwave UK: How to stay hydrated

Thursday 22nd Jul 2021 |

The Met Office has issued the UK’s first ever extreme heat warning.

As temperatures soar this week, the warning aims to highlight the potential disruption and adverse health affects that can happen in the searing weather.

Hydrating in these times is especially important, as dangerous levels of dehydration can creep up on us. Hydration experts Air Up have been questioning the nation on their relationship with hydration and unveiled some worrying answers.

Almost half (45%) of the nation confess to only drinking one glass of water a day, with 30% saying they find it boring so don’t drink it often, and only 29% reporting they are trying to drink more water (albeit to no success). 

Key stats:

  • 45% (23,152,000) of Brits drink around one glass of water a day
  • 30% (15,701,000) of Brits find water boring so they don’t often drink it
  • 29% (14,814,000) of Brits have tried, without success, to drink more water
  • 37% (16,093,000) are trying to reduce their sugar intake but are struggling to do so due to the alternatives available to them
  • 42% (21,297,000) drink low to zero calorie sugary drinks in an attempt to reduce their sugar intake
  • 36% (17,319,000) agree that in the absence of sugar, they are not entirely sure what is in no added sugar drinks to maintain their sweetness

Providing Brits with a fun, tasty way to drink plain tap water, Air Up is a new refillable water bottle with a twist. Did you know 80% of flavour comes from our sense of smell, instead of taste? Air Up harnesses this clever bit of science, infusing every sip of water from your bottle with flavoured air, offering Brits the sensation and taste of drinking sweet, flavoured drinks while still drinking 100% pure water. Each pod contains natural flavourings and scents that infuse with ambient air to be added to the pure water. These flavours range from Lime and Orange-Passionfruit to Cola and Iced Coffee with ten others in between, improving our sense of health and wellness without sacrificing flavour, truly disrupting the soft drinks sector and British consumption patterns ahead of this health revolution.