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How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

Step 1: Drink before you eat

Because water is an appetite suppressant, drinking it before meals can make you feel fuller, therefore reducing the amount of food you eat. Health resource website WebMD states that drinking water before meals results in an average reduction in intake of 75 calories per meal. Drinking water before just one meal per day would cause you to ingest 27,000 fewer calories per year. Do the math: You’d lose about eight pounds per year just from drinking water! Now imagine if you drank it before each meal. Our Gaiam Stainless Steel Water Bottle is a great way to make sure you are getting the right amount of water before a meal.

Step 2: Replace calorie-filled drinks with water

Ditch the sodas and juice and replace them with water to help you lose weight. If you think water tastes boring, add a slice of lemon. A glass of water with lemon is a recipe for successful weight loss because the pectin in lemons helps reduce food cravings. Think water doesn’t really help with weight loss? Give up those sugary drinks for just a few weeks and see the difference.

Step 3: Drink it ice cold

According to the editorial staff at WebMD, drinking ice cold water helps boost your metabolism because your body has to work harder to warm the water up, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight. Plus, ice cold water is just so much more refreshing than water that’s room temperature. Our new 32 oz. Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottles merge style with functionality and can ultimately give you the tools you need to start losing weight and boosting your metabolism.

merge style with functionality and can ultimately give you the tools you need to start losing weight and boosting your metabolism.

Step 4: Hit the gym

Because drinking water helps prevent muscle cramps and keeps your joints lubricated, you can work out longer and harder. Just another way that proper hydration helps you lose weight. Whether you prefer Rodney Yee’s calm guidance or Jillian Michaels’ intense push, we have plenty of options to make your weight loss strategy fit your busy lifestyle.

Step 5: Make sure you drink enough water

If you really want the water you drink to help you lose weight, you should follow the “8×8” rule recommended by most nutritionists: Drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day for weight loss and to maintain an ideal weight. You might need to drink more water if you exercise a lot or sweat heavily, or less water if you drink other beverages like herbal tea (make sure they are decaffeinated).

Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Nashville, says the amount of water you need depends on your size, weight, and activity level. He adds that you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.

How do you know if you’re getting enough water? A general rule is to check the toilet after you’ve gone to the bathroom. You’ll know you’re well-hydrated if your urine is clear or very light yellow in color. The darker your urine, the more water you need to drink, especially if weight loss is your goal. Try this Water Intake Calculator to see if you’re staying hydrated enough for your weight loss goals!

If you’re thirsty, your body’s telling you that you need more water. “You might already be dehydrated,” Levinson says. Another good way to determine your fluid status is by taking a peek inside the toilet after you pee. “If your urine is light yellow, you’re probably getting enough fluids. If it’s dark or smells strongly, you probably need more water.”

It’s also important to make a conscious effort to drink more whenever you’re getting sweaty. Along with food, water is the fuel that powers your workouts. As you sweat, you’re literally losing water, and you have to replenish it as you go. Aim to drink one or two cups of water before you exercise, and sip about a half to one cup of water every 15 minutes while you’re working out. If you’re sweating really hard, or if you’re out in the heat, you might need more—listen to your body.

You don’t need to obsess about hitting a particular number of cups/liters/gallons/bottles of water each day, but it can be helpful to get in the habit of drinking more regularly throughout the day. To make sure you’re hydrated, keep a refillable water bottle with you all day so you can constantly sip whenever you want. For more tips, check out these 12 easy ways to drink more water every day.

A quick note about the idea that drinking more water can help you lose weight:

You may have heard this thrown around from time to time so we figured we’d clear the air. Staying hydrated is great for all sorts of reasons, but helping you lose weight isn’t exactly one of them. That said, for some people, thirst and hunger cues are easy to confuse, so if you’re feeling famished even though you know you aren’t, it might be that your body really needs some water. So, in this case, if you’re not drinking enough water, you may be more likely to mindlessly snack throughout the day. Aside from that, you should aim to get enough water because it helps you feel great—end of story.

Here are some subtle signs of dehydration that may mean you need to increase your daily water intake:

Some of the signs of dehydration are fairly obvious—but others aren’t. If you’re thirsty, you should drink. That’s a no-brainer. But there are a few other signs of dehydration that aren’t as obvious.

  • You’re feeling super dry. When your body is begging for hydration, the need can manifest in various signs of dryness, including dry mouth, chapped lips, dry skin, and a lack of tears.
  • You have a headache. Doctors aren’t quite sure why, but they think it might be because when hydration levels drop, so does blood volume, which can reduce oxygen supply to the brain.
  • Your muscles feel weak or crampy. Cramping, muscle spasms, and generally feeling weak or fatigued can all be indications of dehydration.
  • Your breath is randomly stinky. Having bad breath can be a tip-off that you need to sip some water. That goes with the dry mouth thing: Saliva has bacteria-fighting properties; when your saliva levels go down so does your mouth’s ability to fight odor-causing germs.

In addition to all that, rapid heartbeat or breathing, sunken eyes, fever, confusion, or delirium can all be signs of severe dehydration. If you have these symptoms, seek medical attention.

By the way, it is possible to overhydrate.

This isn’t common, but it’s more likely to occur during endurance activities, like running a marathon.

Marc Leavey, M.D., an internist at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, previously told SELF: “There are a scattering of cases seen among athletes, runners, and those exercising and trying to consume extra water.” Overhydration can cause a condition known as hyponatremia, which happens when the sodium levels in your bloodstream become unusually low, leading to your cells becoming waterlogged. Signs include feeling nauseated, confused, run-down, and irritable. Overhydration can also cause seizures and put you into a coma if it’s not caught in time.

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“Stay hydrated!”

It’s a phrase you’ve likely heard countless times from physicians, dietitians, coaches, and even your mom. Although this is sound advice, it’s often easier said than done. As a dietitian, I provide hydration goals for individuals. But it’s not so cut and dry for everyone. The amount of water you should drink depends on a variety of elements, making a seemingly simple request turn into a somewhat complex response. Let’s break it down.

What about that 8 x 8 rule?

You’ve probably heard the commonly accepted recommendation for eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day. My take: This a good place for the average, healthy person to begin, so go with it.

However, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies suggests a total water goal—including all beverages and food—by aiming for 2.7 liters (91 ounces) for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men each day. Although this seems like a significantly greater volume of water than the 8×8 guideline, ultimately, it is important to remember that this recommendation includes total water consumption.

In other words, many of the beverages and foods we consume contribute to this daily goal, including coffee, tea, juice, milk, fruits and vegetables, to name just a few. While an estimated 20 percent of your water intake can come from food, the rest should be from liquids. (It’s important to keep sweetened beverages at a minimum and focus on fluid intake mostly from unsweetened beverages, like sparkling water, unsweetened tea or good old H2O.)

So, what might affect my #watergoals?

  • Your exercise habits
    Beyond the baseline recommendation, exercise also plays a big role in your hydration needs. As a general rule, any activity that produces sweat requires fluid replenishment. For the average exerciser, this means drinking water before, during and after a workout, according to your personal thirst cues and energy levels. However, for high-intensity workouts lasting longer than an hour, sports drinks are a more effective way to replenish lost electrolytes.

  • Your zip code
    Humid climates and high altitudes increase dehydration risk and require additional fluid needs.
  • Your well status
    Your body loses water during a fever, diarrhea or vomiting. (Gross, I know, but still necessary to know!) While most mild cases simply require extra water intake, be sure to ask your doctor if additional oral rehydration solutions are necessary.
  • Your baby situation
    Pregnancy and breastfeeding require increased fluid needs, as adequate hydration can help prevent hemorrhoids, constipation, excessive swelling and urinary tract infections. If you’re pregnant, you should drink about 81 ounces (2.4 liters) of fluids each day, and women who are breastfeeding should increase fluids to about 105 ounces (3.1 liters) each day. (Moral of the story: Water should be your BFF if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding!)

Will water help with weight loss?

Short answer: probably. While drinking enough water is important for your overall health and wellbeing, there are some benefits related to weight management. Drinking water helps you physically fill up space in the stomach and therefore decreases appetite, but staying hydrated also means reduced thirst. This really matters because many of us confuse internal thirst and hunger cues, leading to overconsumption in general. Staying properly hydrated helps you decipher these feelings happening in your body. (Plus, by ditching sweetened beverages, like juice or soda, for water, you’ll automatically decrease overall caloric intake.)

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How do I know if I’m not drinking enough water?

Ultimately, the best way to spot dehydration is to pay attention to the warning signs. If you experience any of these, your body might be trying to tell you to drink up:

  • Thirst
  • Flushed skin
  • Increased body temperature
  • Rapid breathing or heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

Prefer a more visual indicator? You can tell if you’re drinking enough water if your urine is colorless or a very pale yellow. (If it’s a bright or dark yellow, that could mean you’re lacking H2O.)

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As a side note, don’t freak out if your urine is bright yellow after taking a multivitamin; this usually indicates that you’re excreting the water-soluble vitamins beyond what you can absorb. As long as the color balances to a lighter yellow throughout the day, you’re still properly hydrated.

Ok, water is clearly awesome, but can I drink too much?

Technically, yes. But it’s rare. Overconsumption of water can lead to dangerously low levels of sodium through blood dilution, known as hyponatremia. However, most healthy people are not at risk for this uncommon condition. (Extreme athletes and older adults with medical complications are more at risk.)

Bottom line The rule of eight, 8-ounce glasses is a great starting place, but know that fluid needs can be individual so you may want to consult with a dietitian or doc.

Water is the most underutilized tool when it comes to your health. From hydrating skin and helping with headaches to giving you an endless supply of energy, simply drinking enough H2O each day can pay off in a big way.

“Proper hydration is key not only to making sure we stay alert and energized, but also to keeping everything functioning in our bodies,” says Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition Director at Good Housekeeping Institute. “Most of us need to drink between 8-10 cups (as a general rule of thumb) of water per day — and much more when we factor in heat, sweat, medications, and humidity shifts.”

Yes, remembering to carry — much less sip on — a water bottle throughout the day can feel like a challenge, but drinking enough water is essential for your wellbeing. How much is enough? Well, much like calories, the amount of water each person needs depends on a few different factors. Read on to calculate how much water you should be drinking each day based on your own unique needs.

How much water should a woman drink?

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Women should generally drink about 9 cups of fluids a day, while men should aim for 12, according to the Mayo Clinic. That’s 72 ounces — more than two Nalgenes’ worth — for us ladies. Where does that number come from?

“The guideline is loosely based on an equation that determines milliliter per calorie consumed per day, but even if you’re eating much more or far less daily, it’s a good barometer to think of 2,000 milliliters or 2 liters (about 8 cups) as a middle-ground benchmark,” London says.

How much water should you drink based on your weight?

If you want to determine the exact amount you should drink according to your body weight, you can follow these steps:

  1. Take your weight (in pounds) and divide that by 2.2.
  2. Multiply that number depending on your age: If you’re younger than 30, multiply by 40. If you’re between 30-55, multiply by 35. If you’re older than 55, multiply by 30.
  3. Divide that sum by 28.3.
  4. Your total is how many ounces of water you should drink each day. Divide that number by 8 to see your result in cups.

How much water should you drink based on your activity level?

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This one’s a no-brainer: Anyone who works out on a regular basis should drink more water than someone who’s sedentary. Not upping your fluid intake to match your exercise schedule can lead to some unpleasant consequences, too.

“Dehydration can produce a number of different side effects, from feeling a little lethargic to plummeting blood pressure,” London says. “While everyone’s sweat rate is different, it’s safe to assume that for every 45 to 60 minutes of exercise you do, you’ll need to drink a minimum of 40 ounces of H2O — a number that will probably seem staggeringly high to some of you.”

So if you calculated you need at least 72 ounces of water per day based on your weight, that number should jump to 120 ounces (15 cups) or more if you’re doing an hour-long workout.

How much water should you drink a day in liters?

To convert your calculation from ounces to liters, follow this simple formula:

Number of Fluid Ounces ÷ 33.8 = Number of Liters

For example, if you’re aiming to drink at least 72 ounces or 9 cups of water per day, that’s the equivalent of 2.1 liters.

Is drinking a gallon of water a day bad for you?

Not necessarily. “It’s possible that you might need a gallon, depending on who you are, how many calories you consume per day, and your level of physical activity,” London says. (Pro and endurance athletes: This is you!) However, it’s also possible to drink too much water.

“It may induce hyponatremia — severely low blood levels of sodium — which can have severe neurological implications, among other side effects,” London explains.

Consult with your physician if you’re experiencing excessive thirst (which can indicate blood-sugar abnormalities) or feeling worried you’re drinking too much. Various diseases and medications can impact your hydrations needs. That said, hyponatremia is fairly uncommon, so don’t inadvertently dehydrate yourself.

“I’m more concerned that you’re not drinking enough versus overloading, so choose foods high in water content (veggies and fruits!) and drink unsweetened beverages like tea, coffee, and sparkling water regularly,” London adds. “Almost everyone I know isn’t drinking enough water and is likely ever-so-slightly sub-clinically dehydrated.”

How to Drink More Water

Drinking enough water may sound like a challenge, but making a few small changes can help you up your count. Try adopting these tips, as adapted from London’s book Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked):

  • Wake Up and Drink: Start your day with 16 ounces of water — right away. Keep a glass on your nightstand as a visual cue.
  • Add Caffeinated Drinks: Unsweetened beverages such as coffee and tea “count” toward your goal. The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommends getting 300–400 mg per day — about 3–4 cups of coffee.
  • Choose Sparkling Water: Seltzer and club soda will help you hydrate, too! Choose flavored or plain options, but skip brands with higher amounts of sodium, acesulfame-K, stevia, or sucralose. They can exacerbate bloating.
  • Eat More Produce: Just one apple, for example, can pack up to 1⁄2 cup of H2O. Snack on extra veggies with salsa, add extra tomatoes to a salad, and get generous with your serving sizes of berries, citrus, melon, grapes, and other fruits.
  • Put Fruit in Your Water: Frozen fruit works for this, too! It’ll supply flavor and deliver an extra hit of fiber.

Drink up, and get ready to feel better than ever with your brand-new, properly hydrated body.

Tehrene Firman Web Editor When she’s not keeping up with the latest health news, Tehrene is probably doing one of the following things: walking her fluffy little dog, Trixie, blogging about food and fitness at TehreneFirman.com, watching Law & Order: SVU, or getting her sweat on in Pilates or spinning. Caroline Picard Health Editor Caroline is the Health Editor at GoodHousekeeping.com covering nutrition, fitness, wellness, and other lifestyle news.

Today, the NAM recommends letting thirst guide your water consumption habits but set an even higher volume of total daily water intake: 3.7 liters (15 cups) for the average adult male and 2.7 liters (11 cups) for the average adult female. If these numbers seem daunting, don’t worry — these amounts also include water from the food you consume. Also keep in mind that water needs vary tremendously by individual, and are dependent on numerous factors such as activity level, geographic location, and temperature. In fact, most people will be adequately hydrated at levels well below these recommended volumes. But, are there health benefits to drinking this much water? Not according to the latest research. A 2002 study published in the American Journal of Physiology and a 2008 study from the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology demonstrated no significant health benefit of the 8×8 rule. However, adequate water intake is still necessary for maintenance of bodily functions.

So how do you know whether your body is properly hydrated? Rather than religiously documenting every ounce of fluid intake, the IOM advises drinking liquids with your meals and to make sure you heed your body’s request for water by drinking when you feel thirsty. This, under most circumstances, will provide you with your daily water needs. Most people without specific health concerns will be able to maintain good hydration by following this advice. Now, whether your drink of choice is a healthy one is a whole other discussion.

Still have questions about how much water you should be getting every day? We’re available 24/7 on the One Medical mobile app.

How much water do you need each day?

We’re always being encouraged to stay hydrated. Water is essential to our health and wellbeing, in so many different ways. But how much water do we actually need? It all depends on individual metabolism, how physically active we are and the environmental conditions we live in.

Around 50-80% of our body weight is water. The higher our lean mass, the higher the water content. We need water for most body processes including digestion, absorbing and transporting nutrients, disposing of waste products and keeping our body temperature stable.

If we don’t drink enough fluids to replace the approximate 2,000-3,000 mL of water we lose each day, we can become dehydrated, and even as little as 2% dehydration reduces our physical and mental performance.

We lose even more fluids when we exercise (the amount being a little more than the body weight lost in the period of exercise) and we also need to top up our fluids to remain hydrated in a hot climate. Women who are pregnant need to drink around 10% more, and women who are lactating also need to top up throughout the day.

Do other fluids count?

Although we talk about how much ‘water’ we need, all drinks, including milk, tea, coffee and flavoured drinks are counted as fluids. The outdated belief that tea and coffee caused dehydration is no longer supported and to the joy of many, the cups of tea and coffee we consume can be ticked off in our daily fluid tally.

Water has an advantage over soft drinks, cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks for two main reasons. Firstly, it has no kilojoules, and the extra kilojoules we drink can be the cause of unwanted weight gain. Secondly, it has a low acidity – while soft drinks, fruit juice and artificially sweetened soft drinks are acidic, which can erode teeth enamel.

Remember that this calculator is a guideline only. Top up your fluids when you exercise and when the temperature rises, and don’t wait until you are thirsty. Keep sipping throughout the day to keep hydrated and functioning at your best.

Think you could do with drinking more water? When you download the Medibank Live Better app you can join our ‘Stay Hydrated’ challenge and earn points by drinking more water each day. Download the app to find out more.

Hydrate Your Hound For Health

Have You Replenished Your Dog’s Water Bowl Today?

Water nourishes, cleanses and hydrates all living creatures on earth, including our canine companions. Dogs, like humans, are made up of nearly 80 percent water. Without enough of it, they can suffer — or worse, notes Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD, who is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine in Philadelphia.

“Just like people, most of a dog’s body is made up of water,” says Otto, “And so it’s absolutely essential for every function of his body. A dog can go a long time without food, but without water he’s not going to survive.”

Just How Much Water Does a Dog Need?

It all depends on her activity level, size, age and the weather, but in general, an average dog needs to drink between 8.5 to 17 ounces of water per 10 pounds (55 to 110 milliliters per kilogram) per day, according to Otto. To translate: A 50 pound dog needs between 42 and 84 ounces of liquid refreshment to stay happy and hydrated — or 1.25 to 2.5 liters per day for a 23 kilogram dog.

“If he’s active, he’ll need even more water,” Otto advises. A dog that’s dehydrated, or in need of water, may have sticky gums, or his eyes might look a little dry, adding, “It depends how fast he loses water, but as dehydration progresses, the dog may lose his skin pliability,” which is the skin’s ability to slip back into place when pinched. Adds Otto, “That’s a really concerning sign of dehydration.”

Dog guardians can manage mild dehydration cases themselves, Otto says, but they’ll need to seek emergency care for a pet that’s losing water rapidly or showing severe symptoms. “Any time you have a dog that’s dehydrated, you have to figure out why,” she advises. “If you went out for a walk and his gums started to get a little dry, you can address that. But if the dog is getting dehydrated because he’s vomiting or has diarrhea, he needs prompt attention.”

As the summer’s dog days turn up the heat, ensure your best friend stays happy, healthy and hydrated by boning up on your knowledge of why water is so important.

1. Water helps dogs function

Water facilitates every metabolic process that occurs in a dog’s body, Otto says. The wet stuff helps your pet digest food, think through an agility course, breathe in fresh oxygen, and pulse blood through his veins.

“Blood is mostly water,” she says. “Getting nutrients to the body requires water. Your brain and muscles need water to work well. Water is the heart of everything.”

2. Water flushes toxins

As water flows though your dog’s body, it transports beneficial oxygen to thirsty cells while clearing harmful toxins from her system, Otto says. Without water, the exchange doesn’t occur, and those toxins could build and do damage to vital organs, including the dog’s heart and kidneys.

“Water keeps the toxins cleared from a dog’s system,” she says. “If he did not have water circulating through, carrying the toxins and eliminating them in his kidneys, the dog would absorb them.”

3. Water regulates body temperature

Dogs use water to keep cool in more ways than one. Besides drinking it from their bowl or diving into a kiddy pool, dogs keep themselves comfortable by panting — which means they’re exhaling and releasing water through respiration, Otto says.

“That’s important to remember for active dogs, and when the weather is hot,” she says. “When dogs pant, they cool themselves, but they’re doing that by losing water through their tongue.”

4. Water helps dogs’ sniffing power

Water also keeps a dog’s nose moist and able to pick up the scantest scent, Otto says, as well as perform any working or sporting duties on the day’s agenda.

“A search-and-rescue dog that isn’t hydrated and isn’t 100 percent might get injured or not work as well,” she says. “His nose needs to be hydrated for him to smell, for instance, so he might not be able to do his job. Or if we’re talking about an agility dog, he wouldn’t have the speed to compete.”

To ensure your active dog drinks enough water, Otto encourages pet parents to provide a constant supply of fresh water, whether at home, on the trail or in the field. For those with finicky drinkers, she suggests adding a commercial flavor or broth to the water to make it more appealing.

They may also try to make drinking fun for their pets. “Some dogs really like to drink out of water bottles,” she advises. “And some like ice cubes when it’s really hot out. Just make it fun sometimes.”

This summer, keep your canine companion hydrated. His health and happiness depends on it.

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How Much Water Should Your Dog Drink Per Day?

If you are like most dog owners, you probably leave water out for your dog and don’t give much thought to how much they are drinking. After all, most dogs just seem to instinctively know how much they need. But there are times when excessive drinking or a lack of thirst can create problems. If you have noticed that your dog is drinking a lot more water than usual, or isn’t drinking very much, you may be wondering just how much water should a dog drink per day. Water is essential for a healthy life, but getting too much or not enough can lead to overhydration or dehydration.

The Importance of Water

Water is what keeps the body functioning correctly. It helps digestion and the absorption of nutrients, removes wastes from the body, maintains the body’s temperature, cushions the joints and spinal cord, and helps move nutrients in and out of the body’s cells. Without enough water, these and other body functions are disrupted, causing dehydration, urinary issues, organ damage, and even death.

And while most people think you can’t drink too much water, overhydration does come with its own set of problems, including water toxicity and electrolyte imbalances. If your dog is drinking way more water than they need, you should have them checked for any condition that could be causing an excessive thirst, such kidney disease, Cushing’s disease, or diabetes.

Watching how much water your dog drinks per day may seem tedious, but it could help signal a developing issue. But just how much is the right amount? Of course, the pawfect amount of water will vary based on the size of your dog, as well as other factors. To make things easier, we have created a dog water calculator to help you!

How Much Water Should A Dog Drink?

While there are many factors that go into determining how much water is healthy for a particular dog to drink, we can start by answering the question, “How Much Water Should My Dog Drink?” with this calculator:

½ to 1 ounce of water per pound of dog

That means that for a healthy and moderately active 70-pound Golden Retriever, they should be drinking between 35 to 70 ounces of water per day, which is about 4 1/3 cups to 8 ¾ cups, or ¼ to ½ gallon. For a smaller 15-pound Boston Terrier, this pup should only be drinking between 7.5 to 15 ounces per day, or about 1 to 2 cups.

There are, however, many other things to take into consideration. Hotter temperatures and exercise can cause panting and salivating, which will mean your dog loses moisture and will need to drink more. Some medications may require an increase or decrease in daily water consumption, and pregnant and lactating dogs may need more water daily. The diet of your dog can change water demands too, as dry dog food can have 5-10% water, while a canned wet food can contain upwards of 70-80% water. A dog who is fed primarily wet food may drink less than one who usually eats a dry food.

Age is also an important factor, as how much water a puppy should drink a day is different than what an adult dog should. Give your puppy around a ½ cup of water every two hours, and pay attention to what they drink or don’t drink during this critical growing stage.

With all these different elements, it may be difficult to always know how to avoid dehydration or overhydration in your dog. As with any change in your dog, if you think the condition is serious, seek veterinary assistance immediately. Read on for some signs of these two conditions, and strategies to help you prevent them.

Dehydration and Overhydration

Is your dog acting more lethargic than usual, or perhaps has a dry nose, rope-like saliva, or sunken eyeballs? Check inside your dog’s mouth to see how the gums look. Wet gums are healthy, but pale, dry and sticky gums are an indicator of dehydration. Next, find a piece of skin near the back of your dog’s neck, and pull it up gently with your fingers. Release it and watch how it falls back into place. If it returns immediately, your dog is well hydrated, but if the skin falls back slowly, and forms a tent, your dog needs to consume more water!

Now, before you toss a giant bowl of water in front of your furry pal, know that too much water too fast when dehydrated can cause vomiting. Instead, give small amounts of water over the next three hours in ten minutes increments. For a little pup, that just means a teaspoon at a time, but for bigger doggoes, go with 1 to 2 tablespoons.

With water toxification, or overhydration, you may notice some similar symptoms, such as pale gums and lethargy. But too much water can also cause your dog to vomit, stagger, salivate excessively, bloat, dilate the pupils, glaze the eyes, and cause difficulty in breathing, collapse or coma. Overhydration is most often seen in dogs who spend a lot of time in pools or lakes, and may unintentionally swallow too much water while playing.

There are lots of ways you can ensure that your dog drinks the right amount of water. For those pups who don’t drink enough, be sure to praise them when they do drink, perhaps giving treats as rewards. Keep fresh water available at all times, inside or out, in convenient places. You can make the water more enticing by adding homemade meat or bone broth, without onions and garlic. And you can feed your pup more canned wet foods to get more water into them.

For the overdrinkers, lick bottles used for rabbits or horses can be a convenient way to slow them down on their water consumption, or you can give your dog ice cubes for the same effect. Ration the water bowl by refilling it in smaller amounts throughout the day. If you have a pool or lake pup on your hands, make them take frequent breaks, and be aware how much your dog’s mouth is open in the water.

With proper monitoring, you can ensure your furbulous best friend stays healthy and happy, and well hydrated!

How Much Water Does your Dog or Cat Really Need?

Why Do Cats and Dogs Need Water?

We’ll start with an easy one: pets need water for the same reason we need water. Pets need water because it’s a critical component of healthy, living cells in your pet’s body.
All of the most important bodily functions require water. Your dog’s body uses water for digestion, for example, and to regulate its temperature. Good hydration is also essential for joint movement, healthy digestion…the list goes on.
Put simply, cats and dogs can’t function when they don’t get enough water. Poor hydration will inevitably lead to illness, injury, and death.

How Much Water Does your Cat or Dog Need?

There’s no exact answer to the above question because all cats and dogs are different. Instead of worrying about giving your pet an extract amount of water in liters, you should focus instead on giving them all an adequate supply of water, and then letting them decide for themselves how much they need.
If you give your cat or dog a clean bowl of water that’s constantly being refilled, it will drink as much or as little water as it needs.
In general, you should expect your dog to drink about 30 to 50mL per kg of body weight every day. Based on that ratio, a 10kg dog will drink about 300 to 500mL per day.
Of course, if your dog or cat is refusing to drink its water – or seems to be drinking too much water – then you may have a problem.

How to Encourage your Pet to Drink More Water

Is your cat or dog refusing to drink water? There are a number of reasons why this may occur.
Some pets may refuse to drink water because their water dish is in a bad spot. Pets don’t like to be shocked or surprised when drinking water. Try moving the water dish to a private, secluded part of the home – away from distractions like a TV – to see if that makes a difference.
You should also clean your pet’s bowl frequently. Pets, just like humans, don’t like to eat or drink from dirty bowls.

Is your Dog Drinking Too Much Water?

If your dog is consistently drinking 80 to 100mL per kg per day, then this can indicate polydipsia (drinking too much water). It’s natural for your dog to drink more water if it’s had a big day of exercise. But if your dog frequently drinks a lot of water every day regardless of exercise, then it could be a problem.
Start by added a measured amount of water to your pet’s bowl. Let your pet drink from the bowl over 24 hours, then measure how much water is remaining.
In general, if your dog is eating healthy and otherwise appears to be healthy, it’s unlikely it has a health problem related to its water consumption.
Of course, it’s never a bad idea to check with a vet to make sure your pet is healthy. Vets can run tests that give you valuable peace of mind about the health of your animals.

Water Intake Calculator

How Much Water do you Need to Consume?

Your body uses water throughout the day. It is eliminated through perspiration, sweating, urine, bowel movements, and even breathing.

To ensure your body functions as it should, you should ensure that you replenish any water you lose by consuming drinks and food items that contain water.

But exactly how much water do you need?

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the required daily fluid intake for an adult is as follows:

  • Females: 2.7 liters (11.5 cups)
  • Men: 3.7 liters (15.5 cups)

The quantities outlined above include the water consumed via drinks and food. In the majority of cases, around 20% of the daily fluid intake is derived from food, and the remainder comes from drinks.

Factors That Determine Water Intake Needs

The amount of water that you need to intake will vary according to a number of different factors, including the following:

Environment. If the weather conditions are humid or hot, you will sweat more, and this will mean that you need to consume higher levels of water. Dehydration is also more common at high altitudes.

Activity levels. If you engage in any type of activity that makes you sweat, you need to consume additional water to replace any fluids that you lose. It is critical that you consume water in advance, throughout, and after working out.

Overall health. If you have a fever or are suffering from an illness, you may lose water from your body. Ensure that you adhere to your doctor’s recommendations at all times to ensure you remain hydrated.

Pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need to consume extra fluids to ensure that you remain sufficiently hydrated.

Calculating Your Water Intake Requirements

You can follow a very simple process to estimate how much water you need to consume on a daily basis.

First, you need to determine your weight. Your water intake requirements will vary according to how much you weigh; specifically, the heavier you are, the more water you need to drink.

Second, you should multiply your weight by 2/3 to calculate how much water you need to drink on a daily basis. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, the calculation will be as follows:

160 × 2/3 = 107 ounces (3.15 liters) of water per day.

Next, you will need to take into consideration how much you work out as water will leave your body through sweat when you engage in exercise. You should add an additional 12 ounces of water per day for every 30 minutes you exercise. As such, if you exercise for 75 minutes every day, the calculation is as follows:

75 / 30 × 12 = 30 ounces of additional water per day.

So, according to our example, the total amount of water you should consume if you weigh 160 pounds and exercise for 75 minutes on a daily basis is as follows:

107 ounces + 30 ounces = 137 ounces of water per day.

You should bear in mind the fact that these are not hard-and-fast numbers. You should consume water according to your thirst levels.

*Note: The calculator and information provided here are for guidance purposes only. Your water intake requirements will vary according to your health, activity levels, and whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Daily Water Intake Calculator

Estimating optimal daily water intake

Our water calculator will help you easily estimate how much water you need per day including how much of it you will need to drink in the form of fluids (pure water or beverages). The outputs of our water intake calculator are in liters, milliliters, cups and ounces. Of course, these are estimates based on population averages so consulting your physician or nutritionist is always recommended before making changes to your water consumption or exercise routine.

Estimating your recommended total daily water intake and thus optimal hydration requires the estimation of your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) which measures how much energy (in kCal, kilocalories) you expend during a typical day. We use a rule that expresses water needs in relation to energy requirements in ml/kCal. Energy requirements are strongly evidence-based in each age and gender group based on extensive research which takes into account body size and activity level which are crucial determinants of energy expenditure which must be met by dietary energy intake. Such measures of expenditure use highly accurate methods and thus TDEE has been set based on solid data rather than the compromise inherent in the Adequate Intake estimations made for water. Those same determinants are also applicable to water utilization and balance and this provides an argument for pegging water/fluid intake recommendations to the better studied energy recommendations. The extent to which water intake requirements are determined by energy intake and expenditure is understudied but in the clinical setting it has long been practice to supply 1 ml per kCal administered by tube to patients unable to take in food or fluids .

Water input in the human body comes from three main sources: water and other beverages, food, and as a side-effect of metabolic processes. Since water and beverages are only a part of the input, our calculator will output both your total water intake recommendation as well as how much of it you need to get through drinking fluids. You should be careful to not confuse how much water you need with how much water you need to drink. The latter is usually only around 4/5 of the total, thus you actually need to drink slightly less water than your total daily needs. Say you need a total of 70 ounces per day, this would mean that you need to drink just 56 oz of water (7 cups), the rest will enter your body through food and metabolic processes. See our water content for selected foods table below.

Water is ejected from the body in the form of urine, gastrointestinal processes, as part of respiration, and through sweating and other insensible outputs. Your body is always trying to maintain homeostasis and since sweating varies considerably depending on physical activity and how hot the environment is, it can result in drastically different water drinking needs. Some adjustments in the amount of water may be needed if you are subject to such influences as explained below.

General water drinking recommendations

Below we present the general recommended amount of water intake based on recommendations from the . These are population-wide adequate intake estimations and are thus less preferred than the personalized calculations from our calculator above.

EFSA stands for European Food Safety Authority and IOM stands for the U.S. Institute of Medicine, data is based on reference 3.. Water intake is in L/day (liters per day / litres per day).

It should be noted that, in general, our bodies are fairly good at estimating how much water one needs on a daily basis and this happens via the mechanism of thirst. If you are thirsty, you should certainly drink water no matter what any kind of estimation is telling you.

Adjustments for climate, excessive sweating & pregnancy

If you are a woman and you are pregnant, you will require more water per day and you will require even more water if you are lactating. Our water drinking calculator will perform the adjustments for you based on a compromise between tables provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) .

The results of this water calculator assume most of your day is spent in a moderate climate. If you live in a hot climate and spend your days mostly outside or in a non-climatized building, then you will need to adjust your water intake upwards, but we are not aware of good research estimating by how much depending on temperature, exposure to sun, etc.

The results of this tool also assume you are not subject to vigorous physical activity in a hot environment, in which cases losses in excess of 3L per hour are possible and you need to adjust your fluid intake accordingly to compensate for that. Cold climates have less of an effect, but extremely cold climates may result in increased energy needs to compensate for the heat loss and thus you may need a higher water intake.

Benefits of staying optimally hydrated

One of the reasons to use a hydration calculator is to maintain a healthy life, but adequate water intake is also linked to benefits for the treatment of some conditions as well as mental state improvement. Water comprises from 75% body weight in infants to 55% in elderly and is essential for cellular homeostasis and life so it is no wonder it is so essential to one’s health. Amazingly, a recent large sample-size study found that in a free-living population from German, Spain, and Greece only approximately 60% of participants were properly hydrated while about 20% were hyperhydrated and 20% dehydrated on average over a seven-day period .

Kidney health

The kidneys function more efficiently in the presence of an abundant water supply. If the kidneys economize on water, producing a more concentrated urine, these is a greater cost in energy and more wear on their tissues. This is especially likely to occur when the kidneys are under stress, for example when the diet contains excessive amounts of salt or toxic substances that need to be eliminated. Consequently, drinking enough water helps protect this vital organ .

There is strong evidence that recurrence of kidney stones is much less likely when your hydration status is good due to the increased urine volume .

Sports performance

During challenging athletic events, it is not uncommon for athletes to lose 6–10% of body weight in sweat loss, thus leading to dehydration if fluids have not been adequately replenished. Decrements in physical performance in athletes have been observed under much lower levels of dehydration: as little as 2% Under relatively mild levels of dehydration, individuals engaging in rigorous physical activity will experience decrements in performance related to reduced endurance, increased fatigue, altered thermoregulatory capability, reduced motivation, and increased perceived effort. Rehydration can reverse these deficits, and also reduce oxidative stress induced by exercise and dehydration. Hypohydration appears to have a more significant impact on high-intensity and endurance activity such as tennis and long-distance running than on anaerobic activities such as weight lifting or on shorter-duration activities, such as rowing .

Children are especially prone to voluntary dehydration so child athletes and children doing sports in hot climate should start well-hydrated to avoid any potential issues.

Cognitive abilities

A body of studies examined by Popkin et. al indicates that low to moderate dehydration may negatively affect cognitive performance. Rather than indicating that the effects of hydration or water ingestion on cognition are contradictory, many of the studies differ significantly in methodology and in measurement of cognitive behaviors. In studies in which dehydration were induced, most combined heat and exercise, thus it is difficult to disentangle the effects of dehydration on cognitive performance in temperate conditions, from the effects of heat and exercise. In practice, relatively little is known about the mechanism of mild dehydration’s effects on mental performance. It has been proposed that mild dehydration acts as a physiological stressor which competes with and draws attention from cognitive processes. However, research on this hypothesis is limited and merits further exploration.

A more recent study by came to the conclusion that even though traditionally a 2% or more body water deficit was thought to produce cognitive performance decrements more recent literature suggests that even mild dehydration – a body water loss of 1–2% – can impair cognitive performance. Counseling clients about their health and wellbeing should include conveying the importance of water for normal body functioning, as well as its effects on physical and cognitive performance.

Headache prevention and treatment

A 2012 randomized control trial by Spigt et. al suggests that considering the observed positive subjective effects, it seems reasonable to recommend headache patients to try this non-invasive intervention for a short period of time to see whether they experience improvement. The study is critiqued for low statistical power and biases due to partial unblinding of participants by Price A. and Burls A. (2015) , so the jury appears to still be out on this one.

Type II Diabetes

Epidemiological research has demonstrated that low daily total water intake is associated with increased diagnosis of hyperglycemia and a study confirms that 3 days of low total water intake in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus acutely impairs blood glucose response during an oral glucose tolerance test via cortisol but not RAAS-mediated glucose regulation, where RAAS stands for renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system .

Constipation and water intake

Constipation, characterized by slow gastrointestinal transit, small, hard stools, and difficulty in passing stool, has a number of causes including medication use, inadequate fiber intake, poor diet, and illness. Inadequate fluid consumption is touted as a common culprit in constipation and increasing fluid intake is a frequently recommended treatment. However, the evidence suggests that increasing fluids is only of usefulness in individuals in a hypohydrated state and is of little utility in properly hydrated people. In young children with chronic constipation, increasing daily water intake by 50% did not affect constipation scores.

Heart rate and blood pressure

Water intake acutely reduces heart rate and increases blood pressure in people with normal or increased blood pressure. The effects of water intake on the pressor effect and heart rate occur within 15–20 minutes of drinking water and can last for up to 60 minutes. Water ingestion is also beneficial in preventing vasovagal reaction with syncope in blood donors at high risk for post-donation syncope .

Bronchopulmonary disorders

There is strong evidence from meta analyses of randomized controlled trials that exercise related asthma is linked with low fluid intake. Thus, increasing water intake has a beneficial effect on the condition .

Skin and skin conditions

There is no evidence to support the notion that drinking more water will improve the skin complexion, remove wrinkles, acne, or help with other skin conditions. Increasing the water intake will improve the skin thickness and density in persons with low initial water intake, but if you are already drinking adequate amounts of water, increasing that will not be beneficial for your skin .

All-risk mortality

A prospective study in 2017 found that “there was no survival advantage in association with higher total or plain water intake in men or women in this national cohort” so even though proper water intake appears to have certain benefits they may not go as far as increasing your live span. However, it is unclear what size of effect the study was powered to exclude. While all-risk mortality is an important measurement, quality of life and achievements should be taken into account when considering the usefulness of knowing how much water you need to drink and of abiding to those recommendations.

Weight loss by drinking more water?

A 2014 non-controlled study of 50 female overweight women established that drinking water three times a day 30 min before breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to a total of 1.5L above the recommended daily amount, resulted in a decrease in body weight, BMI, sum of skinfold thickness, and appetite scores of the participants over an 8-week period and establishes the role of drinking excessive water in weight reduction, body fat reduction, and appetite suppression of participants. Thus, water drinking induced increase in sympathetic activity is an important and unrecognized component of daily energy expenditure. It seems water has the potential to be a cost free intervention useful as adjunctive treatment in overweight and obese individuals and using a water drinking calculator such as ours to estimate the recommended amount would be an essential part of such an effort.

A systematic review of the impact of water intake on energy intake and weight status by Daniels & Popkin finds reasonable agreement among a number of single meal studies that replacing water with sugar-sweetened beverages will increase energy intake by about 8%, possibly leading to weight gains. There is sparse data on replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with water and/or milk and juices, but the available studies point to modest improvements in reducing energy intake as well as reducing risk of being overweight. Most of the studies are observational and there is a distinct lack of randomized controlled trials and long-term studies of the weight loss effects of replacing other beverages with water. Still, it appears that the available literature suggests some positive effects on weight-loss from drinking more water before eating and for replacing sugar-sweetened drinks with water.

Water content in foods

Popkin B. M., D’Anci K. E., Rosenberg I. H. (2010) “Water, Hydration and Health” Nutrition Reviews 68(8):439–458

Kant A. K., Graubard B. I. (2017) “A prospective study of water intake and subsequent risk of all-cause mortality in a national cohort” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 105(1):212–220

Water Volume Calculator In Ounces

How much water should I drink a day calculator? Water is perhaps one of the less known sources of elixir for your health and beauty.

Don’t believe me?

Well did you know that drinking lots of water can be responsible for weight loss, better complexion, more energy and improved health (especially as water helps your body remove toxins)? For those of you who neglect your hydration you are missing out on a very easy way to improve your health and well-being.

Some newly emerging studies show that adding a little bit of water to your diet can make impressive changes. For instance, drinking water before each meal will allow you to easily lose a couple of extra pounds a month. Now imagine how better your health and weight would be if you drank enough each day? “But how much water do I need to drink a day”, I here you say! Keep reading to find out the quickest way to do this.hen simply take water from this container to keep track of your progress.

1. Find out your weight.

The old adage was that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day but experts are beginning to give different advice. Experts now advise that each person should drink the right amount of water for their body weight.

This means that you first need to know how much you weigh. Doing this will help you determine the right amount of water intake for your body.

Of course this makes sense on even the most basic level right? Someone who weighs 100 pounds will have different hydration needs to someone who weighs 250 pounds. So in order to properly determine the right amount of water you must know your exact weight. Once you know your weight then do the following:

2. Exact daily water intake calculation… in 2 easy steps:

Once you know how much you weigh, you only have 2 steps to calculate your exact daily water intake.

  1. Divide your weight in half and convert it into pounds.
  2. Divide that figure (in pounds) by half to get your daily water intake in ounces.

For example, your weight is 100 pounds, divide that by 2, which gives you 50 ounces (oz). This means you should be drinking 50 oz (or 1.42 liters) each day.

3. What About Your Level Of Physical Activity?

The calculation above is only good if you are not physically exerting yourself that day. It is important to remember that your hydration needs will change if you’re very physically active or like taking part in active extreme sports. This is very important because working out causes you to sweat. Sweat essentially means your body is expelling water. That lost water will need to be replaced in some way.

It is estimated that you need about 12 oz of water for every 30 minutes of exercise you do. Think about it. This estimation means that you need an extra 24 oz of water for every hour of exercise.

If you are using the simple calculation used in this post to work out how much water you need to drink a day remember work outs.

You must compensate for the water that you lose when you are physically active.

Water Intake Calculator kg

Weight (lb) Weight (kg) Water (oz) Water (L) Cups (approx.)
290 lb 131 kg 170 oz 4.83 L 23-24 cups
280 lb 127 kg 160 oz 4.55 L 22-22 cups
270 lb 122 kg 150 oz 4.27 L 20-21 cups
260 lb 117 kg 140 oz 3.98 L 18-19 cups
250 lb 113 kg 130 oz 3.70 L 17-18 cups
240 lb 108 kg 120 oz 3.41 L 15-16 cups
220 lb 99 kg 110 oz 3.13 L 14-15 cups
200 lb 91 kg 100 oz 2.98 L 12-13 cups
180 lb 82 kg 90 oz 2.55 L 10-11 cups
160 lb 73 kg 80 oz 2.27 L 9-10 cups
140 lb 64 kg 70 oz 1.98 L 8-9 cups
120 lb 54 kg 60 oz 1.70 L 7-8 cups
100 lb 45 kg 50 oz 1.41 L 5-6 cups
80 lb 36 kg 40 oz 1.13 L 4-5 cups

Remember that you may need to drink more water if you’re physically active or live in a hot climate. 1 cup = 237 ml. | 1 liter = 4-5 cups | 1 quart = 4 cups | 1 quart = 0.946 liter.

How To Drink Enough Water…

Now it may seem both impossible and undesirable to drink 50 ounces of water in one day. However, it is not as hard as you think. Simply adding an extra glass to your usual daily routine could get you up to your recommended water intake in no time.

For instance, each time you do something that is part of your normal daily habitual routine, drink a glass of water.

My favourite little hack is to drink a glass of water when I wake up, before a meal and after I brush my teeth.

Another clever little hack is to buy a special container that will contain the exact amount of water that you need. Then simply take water from this container to keep track of your progress.

Read: How To Stay Hydrated When You HATE Drinking Water

Q: How Many Ounces Of Water Should I Drink A Day?

A: Another frequently asked question is “how many ounces of water should I drink a day?”. If you’ve been reading this article so far then you know how important it is to drink the right amount for your weight.

The simple formula is your weight in pounds ÷ 2 = water amount in ounces (oz).

For example, if you weigh 190 pounds ÷ 2 = 80 oz (2.2 litres) per day.

Q: How Much Water Should I Drink A Day Calculator?

A: The current consensus is that you should drink water according to your body weight and level of physical activity. The old “cardinal rule” used to be that the average adult should drink 6-8 glasses a day.

However, health experts have put this figure under scrutiny. This is because it makes sense to drink water in accordance with your specific weight and how active you are.

Water Volume Calculator In Ounces

Water Intake Calculator in Litres

If you want to know the figure in litre simply convert the ounces to litres as follows:

How Much Water To Drink A Day To Lose Weight?

A recent study revealed that drinking just 2 cups of water before meals can help dieters lose additional 5 pounds every year.

Imagine if we drank as much water as our body needs? If we drink the right amount of water every day we can boost our metabolism.

It can also reduce the urge for overeating. This is because the lack of water can cause your body to confuse hunger with thirst.

Continue Reading: The TRUTH Behind The 30 Day Water Challenge For Weight Loss

How Much Water Should I Drink A day Calculator? My Conclusion

This article called “How Much Water Should I Drink A Day Calculator” has hopefully answered questions about your daily water intake.

Ignore the old adage that you have to drink 6-8 glasses or 1 litre of water a day.

The new consensus is that you need to drink water according to your weight and level of physical activity.

The exact calculation is your body weight divided by ½ and converted to ounces (i.e. 70 pounds / 2 = 45 oz (1.27litres)).

Scientific References

Edmonds CJ, Crombie R, Ballieux H, Gardner MR, Dawkins L. Water consumption, not expectancies about water consumption, affects cognitive performance in adults. Appetite. 2013 Jan;60(1):148–153.

Armstrong LE. Assessing hydration status: the elusive gold standard. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Oct;26(5 Suppl):575S–584S.

Shirreffs SM, Merson SJ, Fraser SM, Archer DT. The effects of fluid restriction on hydration status and subjective feelings in man. Br J Nutr. 2004;91:951–958.

Casella F, Diana A, Bulgheroni M, et al. When water hurts. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009;32:e25–27.

Ritz P, Berrut G. The importance of good hydration for day-to-day health. Nutr Rev. 2005;63:S6–13.

Edmonds CJ, Burford D. Should children drink more water?: the effects of drinking water on cognition in children. Appetite. 2009;52:776–779. How Much Water Should I Drink A Day Calculator?

Curious about how much water should I drink a day? Let’s end this curiosity today because this Water Intake Calculator will tell you how much water should you drink a day to stay fit and healthy. Bookmark this Water Calculator to stay aware of the water intake you need daily. You can call this calculator the hydration calculator because it tells how much water should you drink a day to stay hydrated.

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK A DAY? A MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION

Water Calculator or Hydration Calculator is Important for Everyone Because Staying Hydrated is Vital to Stay Alive and this Daily Water Intake Calculator Tells How Much Water Should You Drink a Day

Water is the maximum constituent of the human body. It is associated with good health care and hydration of the skin. The body requires water for the proper functioning of the vital organs. Drinking less amount of water can lead to threatening health issues such as dehydration, impairment of body functions, kidney impairment, etc.
How much water should you drink a day is the main query in this regard! Well, drink enough water to keep the body hydrated. The requirement for drinking water varies from one person to another. While the recommended one is to take approximately 8 glasses of water daily. I hope your query about how much water I should drink a day is quenched now.

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