How Much Water Should I Drink?

We all know water is essential to your health. But it can be hard to know if you're drinking the right amount or need to focus on getting more!

How much water you should be getting to maintain your health has no easy answer. 

How much water should you drink? 

Every person requires a different amount of water depending on their individual needs as well as factors such as where you live and how active you are. For instance, living in the heat of Northeast Louisiana's summers, means we have to consume more water as we do our daily activities outdoors. Although there is no formula that fits every individual, you can start with some general guideline from the Mayo Clinic: 

"So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks."

Why have you always heard 8 glasses a day?

So, if the recommendations are so different depending on the individual, why have you always heard 8 glasses of water is the best amount for healthy living? 8 glasses is a simple rule that can help most people stay hydrated. Although it lacks individualization, it can be a simple reminder for those who don't typically drink enough water. 

Why do you need to drink water everyday?

Water is essential for numerous bodily functions, and maintaining adequate hydration is crucial for overall health and well-being. Here are some reasons why you need to drink water every day:

Overall, drinking water every day is essential for maintaining proper bodily functions, supporting overall health, and preventing dehydration-related complications. It's crucial to drink water regularly throughout the day, even when you're not feeling thirsty, to ensure adequate hydration.


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