Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?

How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?

Keeping yourself hydrated using the 8x8 rule is simple, but there's much more to it than that. Find out how much water  you should drink a day, based on different factors that impact the need for fluid intake.

Most doctors go by the 8x8 rule, 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water every day, for a total just under 2 liters daily. However, the exact quantity of water your body needs depends on a lot of factors, including what you eat, how active you are and even your surroundings.

When you're asking yourself how much you should drink every day, you should never leave that up to thirst. When you're feeling thirsty, you're already under-hydrated. If you're rarely thirsty, there's another indicator of hydration that can help you out. Check the color of your urine: light yellow or colorless is what you should be aiming for. Don't worry if your urine is slightly darker in the morning, the color counts throughout the day, not after hours of not drinking a drop.

Your daily water intake

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