Another point of view on drinking water~
February 6, 2008 2:40pm CST
As another point of view on the 8 glasses a day subject in my discussion posted here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1388982.aspx#up_bqitX7XHzsdJEjPFSkWz6vwGyHAKfyp%2bmlWtyVZwPRo%3d I found an article written on another site and felt it of value and hope that others will read it also. Here is the link: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/559971/water_myths_that_can_kill_you.html I posted my original discussion because I thought it was interesting and had merit. I find that this Associated Content article speaks of a woman dying from consuming too much water. I would not in any way intend for my original discussion to cause such a happening so please read this article warning of the results of drinking too much water and make up your own mind on how much water your body requires for you to feel good.
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7 Feb 08
Yes I remember that incident. It is so sad. I didn't know until that happened that you could die from too much water. I don't have to worry about that though. I don't drink anywhere near enough water. Its hard for me to drink water. It makes me feel sick. I have to force myself most of the time. However when I do drink more water I notice that my skin looks better. Most of the time I drink diet cokes all day and I guess I get pretty dehydrated.
7 Feb 08
It is a good article for added information. Some people drinks 8 glass of pure water and some drinks a mixture of pure water and beverages, juices etc. To me, when I drink so much water in a day, I will definitely visit the washroom more often. But for those who drinks water and less going to the loo, probably they will end up getting fat of liquid in the their body. So, basically, human needs to drink water according to their needs and also depending on the weather, hot or cold.
7 Feb 08
Well tess I wouldn't be worrying. Even the case of this woman did not come from drinking 8 glasses of water but much more. Water is like everything else. QUite beneficial but linked to common sense as well. As the article says people get hydrated from many other things other than just plain water because many other things we eat have a high content of water as well. If you drink a lot of tea or coffee or pop or juice or anything else you're also drinking the water in them. I, for example, drink a lot of water, often more than 8 glasses, but I don't drink anything else. 8 glasses of water will not harm a healthy person but everyone should use common sense with everything, including the water they drink. FOr example for a person that is retaining liquids, drinking too much water is not the best idea. Some people feel more thirsty than others. That's normal. MY mom rarely drinks water, but she drinks a lot of tea and fruit juices, so she's still getting the necessary hydration. All is relative :)
7 Feb 08
I always tried to drink a lot of water but I saw a programme were they got twins, one drank the 8 glasses a day and the other no water at all. They found out that after a week I think it was that they had the same water content in their bodies. Ever since then I just drink when my body tells me it needs it.