We all know that we're supposed to be drinking more water, but sometimes the prospect of the office water coolers just doesn't appeal on a cold morning. How can we increase our water intake without needing to drink jugs of water throughout the day? Well, first, a bit of background. Water is essential to your health and well-being. Our bodies can go for several days without food, but only for a short period without any water. In fact, 70 per cent of the human body is made up of water, which plays a part in every facet of the body's operation, from the electrical impulses in our brain to cell renewal in our bones, as well as digestion and countless other processes. If you’re not drinking enough water you will rapidly feel the effects. A blemished complexion, poor digestion, tiredness, irritation, headaches and a general feeling of malaise are common. However, it's easy to get enough water during the day just by setting yourself small goals. The standard wisdom is to drink eight glasses of water a day, but this can include cold drinks from the water coolers at work, or hot drinks from the hot water dispenser in the canteen. You may need more water than this if the weather is warm or if you have a physically demanding occupation – or if you exercise. Get into the habit of having a drink when you arrive at work and sip a small cup of water when you go for a meeting. Eat more foods that have a high water content as well to easily up your intake. All food is made up primarily of water, even high-protein foods such as meat, but fruits and vegetables are nearly entirely water with plenty of useful fibre, vitamins and minerals thrown in. This makes them the perfect ingredient for your healthy lifestyle. Aim for five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and you will increase your water intake and vitamin consumption at the same time. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.