Human body survives on water. It is an important chemical component of your body. Water helps to get rids of waste, lubricate your joints, protect the sensitive tissues, and keep the temperature normal.
Most people raise a question about how much water I should drink daily.
The simple rule is 8 x 8 which means 8 glass of 8 ounces.
2 liter or ½ a gallon.
Or multiple by your weight with 2/3 or drink 67% of your actual weight (scientific way).
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that adequate daily fluid intake is:
About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
You need additional intake of water if you do exercise,
Environment plays a significant role. Humid and hot weather requires an additional intake of water.
People lives on high altitude are high risk to get dehydrated than people lives at the sea level, so require additional intake of water.
Make sure you drink 2 cups of additional water if you drink one cup of coffee.
Breastfeeding women or pregnant women need at least 3 liters of water consumption daily.
Drink water when you feel thirsty, before, during, and after meals and exercise.
Caffeine-free sports drinks are recommended.
Diabetes patient should drink at least 3 liters of water which will help to get rid of sugar and will prevent your body from going in the ketoacidosis phase.
Special precaution: Dialysis and heart failure people must consult their doctors for fluid intake advice.
Don’t drink too much water because your kidneys won’t excrete properly. The sodium content of your blood will be diluted which may cause hyponatremia which is a life-threatening or fatal medical emergency.
So, drink water per your weight base if you don’t have renal issues or heart failure.
The credit source: Mayo Clinic.