Water drinking

United States
May 25, 2007 12:36pm CST
How much water do you drink a day? How do you remember to drink it? How much should one drink to remain healthy and the body to function properly? Do you drink plain water or flavored water?
7 responses
@arsonizta (946)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I think I drink five to ten glasses of water a day.. :))
@banta78 (4334)
• India
26 May 07
I drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water which i feel is adequate in a day at proper intervals during the day to keep myself hydrated especially in hot summers. I feel if we develop a habit of drinking fresh chilled water during breaks from whatever we are doing it helps. I drink boiled and filtered water which has been purified as i don't want to fall ill by water borne diseases. We should drink water as it flushes out toxins from the body and also helps freshen us up.
• United States
25 May 07
I don't keep track of how much water I drink, but if I had to estimate, I'd say 3 Poland Spring bottles worth? That's 3 pints or about 1.5 liters, I think. I drink water when I'm online, or basically when I'm doing anything at all. I keep it near me and just drink from it every now and then, out of habit. It's pleasant to feel that cool liquid fill up my mouth and go down my throat... so refreshing! I don't even have to be necessarily thirsty; I especially drink lots of water when I'm pondering over something. I've heard that 8 glasses of water is the daily essential amount.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
25 May 07
drinking water depends on your body type or the weather eg those in the carribean to me needs more water becase of the hot water people who sweat a lot need more that those who don't so regard less of the whole 8 glasses a day thing I don't buy that you eat you drink you live you die I listen to my body not others Plain water is the best but some times you just feel for a flavored water
• United States
25 May 07
I drink lots of plain water, sometimes l think I'm a camel because l drink so much. I think the recommned about is 8- 8 oz glasses of water a day. Did you know by the time you feel you are thirsty you are already dehydrated? Water is good for your skin too. So drink up!
• United States
25 May 07
I try to drink the recommended amount. I usually et it when I'm at work, I walk back and forth to the water cooler a lot just to get up away from my desk to walk around the office. I drink only water at work, and then I'll have a few glasses at home. I hope that I get my recommended 8 glasses a day. I will drink both plain and flavored water. I like some of the flavors from like Crystal Light and such. They are good and contribute to my water consumption.
@patgalca (15052)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 May 07
We have a water cooler in our house. I carry a water bottle around with me all the time. After my two cups of tea in the morning, I drink nothing but water after that. That is not to say, however, that I drink enough water. I drink more when it's hot or when I am out and about. I don't know, there is just something about being out and moving around that makes me thirsty. LOL! We are supposed drink water according to our size and body weight but a minimum of eight glasses a day is recommended. Since I drink out of a water bottle, it is probably twice the size of a "glass". I fill it up a couple of times a day but I must admit that I think I should be drinking more and would like to be drinking more. I never drink flavoured water.