do you really need to drink eight glasses of water a day?

@bornraf (229)
United States
May 2, 2007 4:55pm CST
A general recommendation states thta you need to drink 8 glasses of water for good health. Is it true? what do you think?
6 responses
@armyofme (22)
• United States
3 May 07
I think drinking 8 glasses a day isn't necessary at all. I haven't drank a glass of actual water in over 5 years. I haven't been sick with something cause by bacteria in over 6. I'm healthy as a horse, and I don't drink it. So, as far as I'm concerned, no way.
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@ygautam (135)
• India
3 May 07
Yes it is true. Using water therapy you can get rid of many diseases right from Blood pressure to diabetes. So keep on drinking water.
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@MGjhaud (21069)
• Philippines
3 May 07
in my case no. before i used to that thing -- drinking 8 glasses or so in a day but it seems that i lose weight. yes i guess its true. but now i have to limit my water intake cause in my job which is call center, i have limited time for bathrooms so i cannot drink a lot of water to avoid coming in a the toilet. my father do water theraphy. he told me its effective.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
3 May 07
I guess it would be because all the things it is good for. You get healthier looking skin from it. Helps you go to the bathroom and if your flushing out your system thats always a good thing. Its filling and if you drink before you eat you tend to eat less. I'm sure there are alot more things it is good for.
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• Philippines
3 May 07
ya it is true that we must drink 8 glasses of water a day because it replace some fluids that are come out in your body like perspiration and a lot more. we need to drink a lot of water for balance in the fluids in our body.
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@mypchere (582)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
Yeah i think drinks for at least eight glasses of water would be good for your health. Theare are a variety of reasons to drink plenty of water each day. Adequate water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Substituting water for beverages high in calories can also help control weight. Follow are steps below to make sure you are getting enough of this most bassic necessity. 1. Determine how much water you need. You've probably heard the "8X8" (2L) rule-drink eight 8-ounce(250 ml) glassess of water per day(2L)-but the amount of water a person needs varies depending of his or her weight and activity level. A better way to determine your specific recomended water intake is to divide your weight (in pounds) by two. The resulting number is the number of ounces of water you need each day. 2. Measure your daily intake of water. Do this for few days. If you find that you're drinking less than recomended quantity, try some of the following steps. 3. Carry water with you everywhere you go in a bottle or other container. Before long, you'll find yourself reaching for it without a second thought. 4. Keep a glass or cup of water next to you whenever you'll be sitting down for a long time, such as when you're at your desk at work. Drink from it regularly as you're working. 5. Try wearing a digital watch that beeps at the beginning of each hour. Use that as a reminder to pour yourself a glass of water. Vow to drink that water before the next beep. 6. Get a water purification systems. Purified water tastes very good and may help make drinking water more appealing to you. Be aware, though, that as you grow accustomed to purified water, you may find that tap water leaves a bad taste in your mouth. 7. Add lemons or limes to your water, it makes it taste better and makes you want to drink more of it. Be careful not to make it too sour, just a splash of sourness should the trick.
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