Water is free and contains zero kilojoules. Soft drinks, energy drinks, flavoured milk, cordial and even fruit juice and sports drinks can have a lot of added sugar. (Find out more about kilojoules in drinks.) Follow our tips to make it easier to drink more water.

5 easy tips for drinking more water

  • Drink of choice

    Make water your drink of choice as often as possible.

  • Carry a bottle

    Buy a water bottle and always keep it with you ready to top up.

  • Add flavour

    Add cucumber or mint to your water for healthy, kilojoule-free flavour.

  • Choose fruit over juice

    Have water when you're thirsty rather than fruit juice. You will get more fibre by eating actual fruit. 

  • Special occasions

    Keep soft drink, fruit juice and sweetened drinks for special occasions only and choose low-sugar (diet) versions. Be mindful about drinking alcohol too.

Tips for getting the kids to drink more water

Check our video for some simple changes to daily routines to make sure kids get stay hydrated and get enough water.