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Daily water intake in ml

Daily water intake in ml

Daily water intake in ml

Water is essential to life. You need it to survive and stay healthy. But that doesn’t mean you should guzzle it all day, every day. Unfortunately, many people do drink too much water, according to the National Women’s Health Resource Center. especially when it comes to those of us who live in temperate climates and who lead a largely sedentary lifestyle. However, the NHS still recommends that we consume around 6-8 glasses, with more required in hot weather or if exercising. Each individual's needs are unique to them and depend on their health, age, size and weight as well as activity levels, the type of job they do and the climate they live in.

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So it’s no surprise that TikTok and social media abound with fads surrounding adequate hydration and hacks on how to achieve it. One of the more well-known is the #gallonofwateraday, encouraging participants to drink one gallon, or 4.5 liters, of water per day. Meanwhile, #cirkul has garnered almost 400 million views on TikTok for a seemingly normal-looking water bottle with an intensity-adjustable water-flavoring mechanism to stimulate drinking. And elsewhere on social media, Khloe Kardashian swears by her $23 motivational water bottle that has become a best-seller on Amazon. In the ER, we determine adequate hydration by measuring hourly urine output and the concentration of electrolytes in complicated urinalysis tests. The goal is a urine that is pale-yellow in color. Another easy way to check whether you’re hydrated is to pinch the skin on the lower part of your arm; if the skin snaps back right away, you are hydrated. If the skin is slow to return to its resting state, start drinking.

Lots of people don't realize the true importance of drinking enough water every day and how it can impact both your health and your weight loss efforts. According to experts in a recent study, drinking just 2 cups of water, which is smaller than the size of a bottled soda, before meals helped dieters lose an extra five pounds yearly and help you maintain your weight loss. Additionally drinking the right amount of water daily can actually speed up your metabolic rate and help to curb overeating when your body confused hunger and thirst. Celebrity influencers lug around gallon-sized water bottles as the hot new accessory. Twitter bots constantly remind us to make more time to hydrate. Some reusable water bottles even come emblazoned with motivational phrases — “Remember your goal,” “Keep drinking,” “Almost finished” — to encourage more drinking throughout the day. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

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How much water should you drink a day? You probably know that it's important to drink plenty of fluids when the temperatures soar outside. But staying hydrated is a daily necessity, no matter what the thermometer says. Unfortunately, many of us aren't getting enough to drink, especially older adults. "Older people don't sense thirst as much as they did when they were younger. And that could be a problem if they're on a medication that may cause fluid loss, such as a diuretic," says Dr. Julian Seifter, a kidney specialist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

But even a healthy person's water needs will vary, especially if you're losing water through sweat because you're exercising, or because you're outside on a hot day. If you're wondering how much water you should drink on those occasions, speak with your doctor, but a general rule of thumb for healthy people is to drink two to three cups of water per hour, or more if you're sweating heavily. (Source: www.health.harvard.edu)

 

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