How Much Water Should You Drink A Day?

On those hot days of summer, drinking extra water isn’t a problem. You probably are thirsty most of the time if you’re outside. However, during the chillier months, making sure you have an adequate intake of water is more difficult. Even sitting in air conditioning may make you more vulnerable to dehydration because you forget to drink water. Survival is divided into groups of threes. You can live without food for three weeks. You can go without water for three days. Survive in a harsh extreme cold or hot climate for three hours and live without air for three minutes. Water is even more important than food, but how much water should you drink?

Every organ in your body requires water.

Your major organs are primarily water. The lungs are approximately 83% water and both the brain and heart are 73%. When your body is dehydrated, it can cause breathing problems, thick mucus, irregular or rapid heartbeat and even mental difficulty. The mucus in the lungs thickens, which can cause allergies. Water also keeps your body temperature regulated, helps with building new cells, lubricates the joints and cushions the brain. When you’re tired, try a glass of water instead of a cup of coffee. Water is the quicker-picker-upper.

Is weight loss a goal, drink more water.

If you aren’t already drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, step up your intake. Drink water before you eat a meal and you’ll eat less. One study showed that without changing anything else intentionally, drinking a glass of water before a meal helped people lose weight, since they ate less. If you drink a cold glass of water, your body has to warm the water, which burns extra calories to aid weight loss. Sometimes, people also mistake thirst for hunger and a glass of water could solve the problem.

How much is enough water?

As noted before, drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day is the conventional wisdom. Substituting plain water or infused water—water that has had fresh fruit, vegetables or herbs in it and then removed after several hours, to slightly flavor it, are good options as substitutions for coffee or sports drinks. If you’ve worked out hard longer than an hour, stick with the sports drink to replace electrolytes lost in perspiration. Carry a bottle of water and sip on it throughout the day and your workout.

  • Do you suffer from water weight gain? Try drinking more water. Ironically, it can be helped, since it acts like a diuretic.
  • Start your day with a tall glass of water upon waking. Force yourself to drink more water throughout the day. After just a few weeks, you’ll notice how much better you feel.
  • Seniors tend to dehydrate faster than younger people. It can cause symptoms of mental confusion often mistaken for dementia, UTIs and bedsores if they’re bedridden.
  • If you want the most youthful appearance, stay hydrated and drink adequate water. It can give your eyes and skin a more youthful appearance.

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