Drinking Much water for Better Health
I heard you need eight glasses of water every day, but I’ve also heard that it could be more or less. Some argue that the excess water is bad, and many others say that too little is bad. How do I know if I’m the right amount if no one really knows what that number is? Help if you please!
not to mention Drinker
Dear D. D.,
While many people may disagree on the exact amount of water you should drink every day, and that their needs differ from others with different body types. Although no specific action corresponds to everyone, I consulted Dr. Pamila Brar to get some basic guidelines. He suggested the following, assuming a temperate climate:
Men should drink about 3 liters (about 13 cups of) of total fluid a day
Women should take 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total liquids per day
This is just a baseline, of course. If you exercise, spend time in hot or dry weather, which consumes a significant amount of diuretics (eg caffeinated drinks like soda), or medicine requires the provision of additional water, you may need more water. The best way to monitor your water intake is to keep the base line above and add more water when thirsty.
How can I make sure that I get enough water?
Assuming you are awake for about 16 hours a day, you should drink between 4.65 and 6.25 ounces of liquid per hour. This may seem like a lot, but not much more than four to eight sips per hour (depending on the amount ingested). If you still have water with you and have an easy method of filling (eg, sink, water cooler, etc.) that will not be too many problems.
remember, many people do not drink enough water because they do not like the taste. Sometimes this is a problem with tap water than water, so consider a water cooler for your home if you do not like the taste of the tap water, not liking the impact negative environmental water bottle, or they want to pay a lot for the vital beverage. If this is the problem, there are many ways you can enhance the natural flavor of the water to help you enjoy more. Also, you can eat your water too. Fruits and vegetables have a high water content and can contribute to their daily needs. In all cases, keep water with you as soon as possible. A bottle refillable water can help you train better hydration habits.
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Can I drink too much water?
You can have too much of anything, but it is difficult to have too much water. Dr. Pam explains:
In a healthy adult, the kidneys excrete and can filter 15 liters of water per day. It is therefore unlikely to get too much water, as long as you do not drink a huge amount at once. Just remember to pay attention to signals thirst, try to anticipate where activities or time may increase your need for water, and bring water with you always.
For most of us, the lack of water is a problem too. 15 liters of drinking water a day, not only would take some time, but feel very uncomfortable. In fact there are circumstances in which you accidentally drink too much water, so drink more than you need is a safer bet to drink too little.
What if you do not receive enough water?
The more water you need is unlikely to hurt, too little water can cause all sorts of problems. Water helps with digestion, making your skin healthier, helps you feel full, so you do not overeat, keep your kidneys healthy (so they can effectively eliminate toxins), and helps regular bowel movements healthy. You lose these benefits if they do not keep hydrated. Furthermore, dehydration makes you feel tired and fatigued. Dr. Pam explains why:
Dehydration makes you feel tired. The right amount of water will help your heart pump blood more efficiently, and water can help transport oxygen in the blood and other essential nutrients to the cells. Water also helps to stimulate the muscles and prevents cramps. This is especially important if you are tired in the gym. You should drink two glasses of water two hours before exercise.
The water will not only help keep you more awake and alert during the day, but also reduce fatigue during sports and exercise. Although its benefits are important, it is a benefit that is particularly relevant for those who often work and for many hours (especially if caffeine thrown into the mix).
Ultimately, you can get without enough water, but do not feel well. Although it may be difficult at first to drink as necessary, practice will help you form good habits of hydration leading to overall better health. More water throughout the day a good opportunity to get up and walk so you do not sit or go uninterrupted for too long. No wonder that water is good for you, but sufficient hydration benefits are many and well worth it.