The amount of water that a person needs depends on their health, where they live and how active they are. The are many benefits of water. Water is the main component to the human body and makes up about 60% of it’s weight. Every system of the body depends on water. It carries nutrients and flushes toxins out. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water to carry out regular functions.
So have much is the question? You are constantly losing water through breathe, sweat, urine, etc. It is important to replenish the water loss. The average healthy adult needs 8 to 9 cups a day. Many live by the 8*8 rule, drinking eight 8 ounce glasses a day. You may need more or less depending on the climate that you live in. People living in hot, dry areas are going to need more water. Also people that exercise will need to drink an extra 1 to 2 cups for each hours of physical activity. Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding will need to increase their fluid consumption. Pregnant women should try to drink about 10 cups each day. Breastfeeding women should try to drink about 13 cups a day because of the greater fluid loss.
With summer being here, there are lots of fun, fresh drink options. Remember to be careful when consuming these because they are often packed with sugar and not beneficial for your health. Here is a list of the 7 worst summer drinks for your health.
The following video gives some new insightful benefits of water!