We all know that we should drink a lot water in order to be healthy but, how much of it? Is there any precise amount we should seek for? My grandma used to tell me when I was a little kid to not drink too much water otherwise frogs will grow in my stomach. But besides this old-fashioned belief the real question is: how much water should we drink per day?
The most notorious and accepted way to calculate how much water you need is to take your weight in pounds and divide by two. The result is the number of ounces of water you should drink a day.
For instance, a 100 pound woman needs to drink 50 ounces of water each day (just a little more than four 12-ounce glasses or around 3 16-ounces bottles). A 175-pound man would need five 16-ounces bottles of water.
Many people would greatly benefit by recording the amount of water they drink in a day.
I have asked to some of my friends to do this and they were surprised at how little they drink.
Water is an essential (and vital) nutrient yet so few actually get enough!
And remember drinking plenty of water is as important in the winter as it is during the summer.
Most people realize fluid is used to produce sweat which keeps us cool during exercise and the hot temperatures of summer, but not as many are aware that the body also needs water to stay warm.
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