How Much Water Should I Drink?
In a health conscious society people know that drinking adequate amounts of water is important for health, weight control, and skin completion. The question remains “how much water should I drink each day?” Some say we should drink eight 8oz glasses per day, while others suggest drinking a specific amount of water according to your body weight, frequency of exercise, and desired weight. It’s been said that the moment you feel thirsty your body has already become dehydrated, and prolonged periods of dehydration is not healthy.
When you consider how much water you should drink each day you should also take into account other liquids that you are consuming. For example, when you consider that the daily suggested amount of vitamin C might be 500mg, but if you are a smoker and/or a heavy drinker it’s very possible your body would require heaver doses of Vitamin C. In the same way, those that drink high levels of alcohol, coffee, soda, or salty beverages such as broth will require a higher daily intake of water.
Depending on the source you’ll get all kinds of advice on how much water you should drink. The below chart gives you glance at what some of these most trusted and respected sources suggest.
Compare Recommended Amounts of Daily Water Drinking According to Experts
|Suggested Daily Water Intake||Source|
|.50oz – 1.0 Oz per day For each pound you weigh.||WebMD.com, Dr. Trent Nessler Baptist Sports Medicine|
|About 0.75oz per lb of body weight if exercising 1 hour.||BodyBuilding.com|
|13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day (men).||Institute of Medicine - nationalacademies.org|
|9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day (women).||Institute of Medicine - nationalacademies.org|
|Eight 8-ounces glasses of ‘fluid’ (i.e. water, tea, juice, milk) per day.||Mayo Clinic – MayoClinic.org|
|130 lbs 87 oz/day, 170lbs 114oz/day, 210 lbs 141 oz (apprx)||Slender Kitchen slenderkitchen.com|
|Depends on height, wealth, sex, age, urine color, and daily activity.|
(eg per workout, Roughly – 21oz for male, 175lbs, 5’10”, 30 years old, 30 minute run)