In a previous post, we discussed the ways you can implement methods to make it easier to drink more water each day. Do you actually know how much water you should be drinking every day to keep healthy though? The common adage is 8 by 8 , or eight 8 ounce glasses of water each day. This brings your daily water intake to a total of approximately 1.9 liters. While this simple rule of thumb is fairly accurate, the amount of water you should drink daily is a little more complex. To determine how much water you need daily, you need to take into account a variety of factors, which we will discuss below.
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Why You Need To Consume Water Daily
Water consumption is critical to the proper functionality of your body. It is one of the principal chemical components of your body, comprising about 60 perfect of your body weight. Every single system in your body requires water to function. It helps to flush toxins out of your body, create nutrient rich cells, and keep your skin soft.
Throughout each day you slowly lose water through a variety of ways, including perspiring, breathing, urinating, and more. These processes will lead to dehydration if you do not take back in water to replenish your system.
How much water you need though depends on a few factors.
Determining Your Water Intake Needs
On average, your water intake will be around two to three liters of water daily. For men, fluid intake should be around 13 cups daily, and for women it should be around nine cups daily. Remember, fluid intake includes more than just water. Although water should be your primary source of fluid intake, other items do count towards your total daily intake. Other items that will contribute to your total intake include other beverages and some fluid rich foods, such as many fruits and veggies.
Beyond your gender, there are some other factors that will play a large role in the total amount of fluid you need to intake daily. The following are some factors to consider when setting yourself goals for daily intake:
- Your Environment: If you live at a higher altitude, you need to intake more water daily. Higher elevations cause you to urinate more frequently and breathe more rapidly. This can all lead to dehydration. This is particularly true if you are visiting a higher altitude that your body is not accustomed to. Hot and humid weather can also contribute to faster dehydration. During the summer months, increase the amount of fluid you intake daily.
- Exercise: When you workout, your body produces sweat, which can lead to dehydration. When you work out, drink an extra one to three glasses of water depending on how intense your workout was. If you are participating in high intensity workouts or long endurance workouts, you may need to drink even more water. Keep in mind, when you sweat you also deplete your body of sodium, so be sure to replenish these reserves as well.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant, your body will require extra fluids. Most women during pregnancy should shoot for drinking a full 10 cups of water a day. Your doctor can best advise you on the recommended amount of fluid you need. If you are breastfeeding you should aim for drinking 13 cups of water each day.
Other factors that can contribute to a need for an increased water intake are illnesses, medications, and chronic conditions. The best way to determine how much water you should be drinking every day is by speaking with your doctor.
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