How much water is enough?

Ireland
August 21, 2007 10:46am CST
I don't know if anyone can help me, but I am wondering what the accurate amount of water we should consume in a day. Some articles say 1 litre, others go form 1.5ltr to 2ltr. I'm confused.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
Hi Greenergrass, I think its about six glasses a day. That would be plenty, especially if you are drinking other beverages.
• United States
21 Aug 07
That is correct Pose, That is what my doctor told me cause I never drink enough water.. I try though but I can't do it with everything else I drink.. I will sneak in a few glasses but never have I drank 6 in one day unless I am totally sick or dehydrated..
• India
10 Jan 08
I live in England, where it rains pretty much every day of the year - so it really isn't an issue for me. The skies just open and do it naturally. But if we ever do have a dry spell of a few days in Summer, then I will get a watering can for the flowers, the patio tubs, and the hanging baskets, and a hosepipe on the lawn. I use the hose, sometimes sprinklers. Sometimes the kids and I just leave the hose on and run around with buckets. It's fun, we're cooling off and the grass looks pretty good too! As I say though English weather is notorious for rain - so we don't really come across this problem much!
@lisa_wxy (393)
• China
22 Aug 07
experts suggest that we should at least take 800mm water per day. i never doubt it,and i think water is good for our health,when you are at office,you should drink from time to time. and remember that don't wait to drink when you feel thirsty. that is all.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
22 Aug 07
Generally, if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and produce between one and two liters of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate.
• India
21 Aug 07
hello Greenergrass, i think it a person's daily water requirement is tailored to his individual customized needs.it depends on various factors like body weight,physical activity schedule,environmental conditions etc etc.i would suggest you to go for the water calculator.it will give you your details of water requirement. it mainly depends on the energy needs.the least amount of energy one requires is called his Basal Metabolic Rate(B.M.R)which can be calculated as follows: for men: 1 Kcal * kg of body weight * 24 hours. for women: .95Kcal * kg of body weight * 24 hours. sleep is deducted from the former number as it requies less energy.and this can be calculated as 0.1Kcal * kg body weight * hours of sleep. for a women weighing around 55kg,the minimum water requirement based on B.M.R is 34 to 68 fluid ounces. its just a general calculation but sometimes it varies. usually i consume 2-3 ltrs of water a day and it increases in the summers.besides i take lots of fruit juices also.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
21 Aug 07
Hi, This depends from person to person. Certain people tend to loose a lot of moisture in terms of sweat and urine from their body, others tend to loose less. So depending on the retention rate of fluids in your body, an average person should take anywhere between 1 to 2 ltrs. of water per day. For people who are prone to kidney stones or those who are very much in a sitting kind of job, it is actually advisable to increase the intake of water to as much as 3 ltrs. of water. In Ayurveda, drinking water and frequent urinating is used as a preventive measure for a few diseases of the body!! Cheers! Ram