How much water should we actually drink in a day?
by Robert Hing on Apr 24, 2023
We’ve been told for years to drink eight glasses of water a day. Considering up to 60% of the average adult human body consists of water, it’s probably fairly essential to ensure proper hydration for a healthy and functioning body. But how much water do you need a day? Is eight glasses of water an accurate and necessary recommendation for everyone?
Dehydration is terrible for the body and can lead to a number of complications. So how much water do we need to actually consume daily?
According to a number of different sources, women should be consuming roughly 2.7 litres and men 3.7 litres. That sounds like a lot right? Well, it’s important to note that this amount includes total daily fluid. Not just plain water
In fact, roughly 20% of your daily intake can be sourced from food. Think primarily water rich vegetables & fruits or other types of foods and meals that are water based too. Other beverages such as tea, coffee & milk also count too. When you put that altogether, achieving your daily hydration goal should be easily achievable.
Why should we be ensuring that we are adequately hydrated? While severe dehydration will see you requiring urgent medical assistance, there are a number of consequences for remaining below optimal hydration levels.
Feeling a bit sluggish or slow on your feet? When we’re dehydrated, the flow of nutrients to the body is hampered and waste is prevented from flushing out
Even the slightest drop below optimal hydration may bring a case of the grumpies as you’re more likely to be a touch grouchy and irritable. The accompanying headaches and fatigue associated with dehydration will no doubt lead you into a bit of a foul mood
Want to have healthy and nourished looking skin? Being your body’s largest organ, skin requires its fair share of water too. If you’re not adequately hydrated, your skin will be forced to give up moisture to more critical bodily functions. Chronic dehydration, therefore, can lead to dry and wrinkled skin
Many studies have found that something as simple as drinking sufficient amounts of water can increase your metabolism, suppress your appetite for sugary snacks and end up helping to burn more calories
Struggling to stay on track or lacking focus while working? Your brain consists of 73% water. A higher percentage than the rest of your body and it needs to be hydrated to be functioning at its best.
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