How many glasses of water do you take fin a day?

Water - Are you taking sufficient amount of water?
By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
October 9, 2007 1:17am CST
The general advice for good health is seven to eight glasses. Do you do that?
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12 responses
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
9 Oct 07
HI Bala, I take very little water, well below the recommended value. I harsly take 1 lts daily, which is very little. My mom keeps insisting on taking moe. When at home I make sure but in office it just goes out my head. I feel, it's very important to consume 2-3 lts daily, specially for women. This way they can lessen the risk of UTI and stones in abdomen. Thanks.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
About 70% of the fat free mass of the human body is made of water. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Will you start taking adequate water after reading this.My water also need coaxing to take enough water.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
9 Oct 07
yes, I will Bala. Thanks for reminding and you do take care as well.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
I will.Thank you very much.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I love to drink water and I only drink refreshments when I go out. I usually drink about 10 glasses of water a day.
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Oct 07
That is an awful lot of water.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Nope! My consumption of water consists in the form of ice in my drink or carbonated water. ha ha Hardly do I have straight water. I even prefer iced tea to straight water. So, if you will count what is made from water, sure, I drink plenty! ha ha But if I have to say just water....nope! Not happening. I don't live in my home state and don't like the taste of the water here.
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Oct 07
Well as long as the water goes in any form it is fine.Isn't it?People down here will be amazed to see a non water drinking person.They cannot imagine that even in their wildest dreams.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
9 Oct 07
I drink straight from a bottle of mineral water - generally its two to three 1000 ml bottles in the day time and half to one bottle during the night. Why limit yourself to seven to eight glasses (A glass is generally 250 to 300 ml)?
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Oct 07
Don't you get over flowed ?Lol.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
9 Oct 07
Well, I usually drtink 4 to 6 glasses and about 10 big coffees a day- so I guess enough liquids all in all ;) TheFortunes
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Oct 07
Enough to make you float.LOL.
@surajpkn (584)
• India
9 Oct 07
Yes, i do drink about seven to 8 glasses a day. I drink cold water so much. It keeps the stomach cool and brings down the body heat.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
That is a very good habit.Keep it up.
@subathra (3519)
• India
9 Oct 07
yes i do..i drink enough water eventhough iam not thirsty..it removes unwanted toxins from our body.I take 7-9 glasses of water daily..
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
That is a very good habit Suba.I always insist that my should take enough water.By the way have you read about the condition of the water storage tank Puzhaleri in Chennai.It is so disgusting.
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 07
I think I take more than eight glasses in a day. As a prove, everyday I'm finished with two X 1.5liter bottle of mineral water. And easy indication if I'm less for it, constipation.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
That is a goodsign friend.
• China
9 Oct 07
hi. i always take 3-4 cup of water, it is a little small, but the problem of drinking more water is that you have to pee every 30 minutes.of couse, how many i take also depends on weather, if it is hot, and i perspire much i will drink more water. in addition, i never take water before going to bed, drink a mouth of water can make me disturbing because afraid of peeing in the midnight.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Oct 07
It cannot be that bad.You will get used to it.Not peeing ,to drinking more water.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
no, i never reach the 8 glasses a day, i can only drink up to 4 or 5 glasses when its really hot.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
I think lately, i am going beyond that because I feel thirsty most of the time because it is so hot here in our country nowadays. So water is and should always be at reach. Yes, we should obligue ourselves to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day since it is required to amintain physical health.
@segomi (43)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I try to drink as much water as I can in a day, but when I think about it is always when it's the end of the day and I say "I should have......". And then I just say that I'll do it the next day, then the next. When it gets down to it, I have the lame excuse of being "Too busy to remember."