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Old 11-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you need 8 glasses of water a day?
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I am not an expert, but I have heard different amounts over the years.

One included an equation based on your weight to give you a base amount of water, then adding 1 glass for every carbonated or caffeine beverage you consumed, and an additional glass for every so many minutes of exercise to replace fluids.

At one time I noticed that some of the more intense people at the gym weighed themselves before the work out and then again after, replacing fluids to bring their weight back to the starting point. I doubted that until the day I saw a puddle around one of the exercise machines. One guy had sweat so much that you could see it just dripping off of him.

I also heard that women need different amounts of fluids during hormonal fluctuations during the month. I understand that with water retention. If I take in 8 a day, I am less likely to retain fluids in my hands and feet.

I have also heard that the 8 a day can include liquids used in cooking. Herbal teas are good as well.

I have also learned that too much water is a problem. My sister-in-law was rationed. Her doctor told her to keep in under 16 a day. As for water poisoning, I looked that up and you have to take in a lot of water in a short period of time. It would be pretty intense.

So that is everything I have heard about water. I try to keep it to my 8 a day.
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Need to survive, no. It will help with weightloss, especially if you are substituting over drink for water. I find when I drink 100 oz or more a day, the weight comes off easier, but that's what works for me. Everyone is different. I think a good rule of thumb is if you begin to pee clear, you have enough water.
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Do you need 8 glasses of water a day?
It is one of the basic health tips, but the amount of water vary from person to person based on age, activity level, physical condition and even climate. You need to take in enough water to replace the amount you lose daily through perspiration, excretion and other bodily functions. This is very essential to remain healthy and fit.
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Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids. Water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.
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Taking in water allows your body to replenish the supplies it loses when you breathe, sweat and excrete waste products. It also helps flush toxins, deliver nutrients to cells and maintain moisture in your ear, nose and throat tissues. Drinking water may even help your skin look healthy and vibrant.
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