do you drink enough water?

@Rainegurl (2158)
Philippines
November 3, 2008 5:18am CST
we have been often told that we must drink at least eight glasses of water a day. we need water in order to eliminate the toxins in our body, to prevent and cure disease, for our skin health...the benefits are endless! but do we really heed this advice? are you able to drink enough water per day? have a nice day!
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14 responses
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
I always try to do that. I always make it a point to drink at least three to four glasses in the morning. Sometimes I tend to drink less in the afternoon, as when my daughter naps, I'm either online or napping with her, so I drink less then. I usually try to catch up in the evening and at night. I would feel the thirst already by then. Although I don;t count the number of glasses I drink every day, but I always try to drink enough.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Hi, Sydney. That is good. Even if you forget or you are too busy in the afternoon, at least you already have four glasses in the morning. That's more than some people drink in a day. Thanks for responding. See ya around!
• Singapore
31 Jul 10
In the tropical heat where we live in, we need extra water. I often fall ill if I don't drink enough water. BTW, thank you for the BR, rainegurl!
@philip23 (78)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
on the average, i drink about 2,000 mL of water...
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi again philip! cheers to you, that is good. hope you are enjoying mylotting. take care!
• Japan
9 Nov 08
Hi there!!! How are you doing rainegurl. I think can able to drink enough water per day. I like to drink water a lot, I often felt thirsty. Aside from the eigth glasses of water or more I think I consume, I also have juices, tea and coffee. Yes I drink a lot. I easily get prespired, I guess it is good because the toxins in our body come out thru our skin, I hope so........ Happy day to you.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi there friend! it's good that you are able to do that. i know that i started the discussion but as i read your responses, i realized that i have to be more strict in following the advised water intake. thanks for responding! take care and see ya around!
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Sometimes I manage to measure the amount of fluid I drink and that includes water, juices, sodas, coffee, chocolate drink and milk. But sometimes depending on the work load in a day, I don't even had enough fluid intake. Sometimes I drink too much that I cant remember to measure . But I make sure that I drink enough fluid especially water in a day so that I can prevent having an illness to onset.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, anne! yep, same here, work keeps me from being a good girl and drink enough water :-) take care! thanks for responding!
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
9 Nov 08
Yes, I drink at least 8 glasses of water or more because its very healthy to us. Water is known to cleanse whatever toxics we have in our body. Before, I made coke as water already but I followed my doctor's advice to minimize my SODA intake. ^^,
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, zhaychel. i like coke too but i try to be good by drinking water as much as i can. though i forget sometimes, at least i am trying. thanks for responding. take care!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
[b]hello there rainegurl! it is indeed a must to drink 8 glasses and more water in a day to replenish the fluids that our body loses from time to time for water also helps in cleaning our system. but i am guilty of this. i drink less than 4 glasses of water and more of carbonated and iced tea drinks and since that i am engaged in a medical profession i know all about it but still i don't do what i know is a must. happy posting and happy mylotting![/b]
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, friend! at least we are aware that we need that much water, right? LOL! that's a good thing already. i am also guilty of drinking too much carbonated drinks. i like diet coke. i stay away from iced tea, though, because it causes my hyperacidity to rear its ugly head. take care! see ya around.
• India
4 Nov 08
I actually think I drink plenty of water. I always have a water bottle on me most of the time. And its not because I'm paranoid of not drinking enough water or anything. Its simply because I get thirsty a lot and I enjoy drinking it. So I guess its a plus that I like to drink it. keep posting.. take care and have fun..
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, anitajayakumar! it's good that you have a water bottle. i am thinking of buying one for myself so that i can drink anytime i want. sometimes i forget to drink water when i am in the office because the water dispenser is in another room. thanks for responding. take care!
@cocooreo (706)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 08
I think I do no reach the minimum recommended amount as I seldom drink water. I drink very less, perhaps just around 3 glasses a day.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, cocooreo. thanks for responding! take care!
• India
3 Nov 08
Hi I normally drink 8-9 glasses of water a day. You are absolutely right, water is so essential for our bodies. Less water consumption leads to toxin accumulation in our bodies. Sufficient water consumption is good to reduce stress and kidney stone among others. So, I never fail to drink water whenever i get a chance. But too much excessive water drinking is also not good. So, I just don't keep on drinking water endlessly, but I do drink rationally.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, tapnaroy! LOL! yep, too much of anything is not good. take care and happy mylotting!
@rbhuiyan (66)
• Bangladesh
3 Nov 08
To keep ones body healthy and remain free from various kinds of diseases everybody should drink minimum 8 glass of water everyday.according to this rule i drink on the average 15 to 20 glasses of water everyday.I was not accustomed to drink such many glass of water everyday efore i went to a doctor.One day i was suffering from a serious diseases .I went to a doctor and the doctor advice me to drink minimum eight glass of water everyday.since then i used to drink a plenty of water.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
way to go, rbhuiyan! 15 to 20 glasses is good. i really believe in the benefits of water. in fact, when i feel a cold or a cough coming up, i put a pitcher of water next to me and make sure that i refilled it at twice in one day. fortunately, my water therapy always work. the longest a cold lasts with me is one day. take care and happy mylotting!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
I must admit that I don't drink enough water and never have. I never noticed a difference until I had a heart attack. Once that happened I started to notice my bodies reaction to not having enough water. The energy level and endurance seems to drop when I cut back on the water intake. I have a good wife though and see constantly reminds me to drink enough water. :)
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hello, WebMann! At least now you are aware :-) And you are lucky to have such a wife. I too try to remind my husband but there are just times that I forget. Take care and see ya around!
@lou_66 (909)
3 Nov 08
i really do try to. But i never seem to manage when i am at work. Its hard work fitting all of them glasses in when your busy. if i am at home i think i probably drink a lot more water than i need
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
hi, lou. we have a water dispenser in our office but still it takes time to go and get water. sometimes i too forget when i am busy :-) thanks for responding. take care!
@23uday (2998)
• India
9 Nov 08
Hi buddies, I will drink enough water a day.The water is good for health and our blood will be increased in our body.it removes all wasted things in our body it cures disease. I will drrink 3 litres of water a day.
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
I have a hard time drinking that much plain water in a day most of the time. During the summer, that's a different story. But other times of the year, I don't drink nearly enough water. I have a high fluid intake, but it's usually more in the form of diet pop or crystal light mixes for my bottled water.