How much water do you consume per day? Are you happy with it?

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India
December 9, 2009 6:49am CST
I consume 5 to 6 glasses of water per day. It may hardly come to 1-1 1/2 litres per day. Actually we have to take 2 to 2 1/2 litres of water per day for good health. I tried to take more but I am not able to. How much water do you consume per day? Are you happy about it?
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• India
10 Dec 09
Good Morning!! Well I have At least 3 to 4 liters of water. Even Doc Has Advice me to At least 4 to 5 liters. I try my best to have as many as i can :-)
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• India
10 Dec 09
Good Evening Angelindisguise. You water consumption is more than sufficient. Doctors prescribe 2 to 2 1/2 litres of water per day.
@tina256 (190)
• China
10 Dec 09
for me ,i just have five glasses everyday . there was one interesing things occurd on me .one day ,one of my colleague so curious to ask me :why you consume more water in the working time ?ha ,i even don't know how to answer her .i just said that i used to do it .and i drink even less than other people . i am happy to drink water and enoy it . whatever ,the water is so important for me .ha.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Good you enjoy drinking water.
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Hi. I normally consume 8-12 glasses of water daily. That's my way of keeping myself hydrated and prevent having urinary tract infections.
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• India
10 Dec 09
I think 8-12 glasses of water daily is sufficient for our body.
@emploi38 (27)
• Canada
9 Dec 09
I usually drink about 1 1/2 litres of water each day. It is difficult for me to drink more because I would spend most of my day at the bathroom instead of working.. But during the weekend it can get to 2 litres. I started to drink flavoured water. Citrus flavor is my favorite.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Citrus means lime and orrang flavour right? How do you get the flavour?
@benny128 (3621)
9 Dec 09
yeah its ok drinking water directly but you are also taking water into your body indirectly through food all food has some form of water in it, even tea coffee soft drinks. So you may not be drinking the required amount in glass full's of water but you are getting it thru food aswell.
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• India
10 Dec 09
But doctors say tea, coffee etc. are not taken into account for calculating 2 1/2 litres of water per day. Anyway I think we know ourselves how much water our body needs. May be it will differ from person to person.
• Spain
9 Dec 09
Oh boy! I drink loads of water a day! I have always said that water is one of my addictions. I drink like 7-10 bottles of 1.5 litters. YES! I am not kidding. I am constantly working out though.
• India
10 Dec 09
I heard that excess water is also not that good for health. But you have workouts and you sweat a lot. So many be you need that.
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I see to it that I drink 10 glasses of water per day. And i'm hoppay about it. It seems to clean out your system. But when your on a long drive its not a good idea to drink lots of water coz you might end up peeing a lot on your drive.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Oh! 10 glasses is quite sufficient for the body. Good habit Boyetski. Keep it up. Yes, while travelling it is not advisable.
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Specially when your travelling on a commuter bus. But if your travelling with your own car I think it's good to drink lot's of water. I think air conditioning dries the skin.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Very true. Car travel means, we can stop whenever we want. Hence no problem if we drink more water.
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• Canada
10 Dec 09
I only consume 1-2 on average but some days I consume more than the recommended. I would like to be consistant and consume the recommended amount though.
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• India
10 Dec 09
consuming recommended amount of water is very essential for health system and skin. Please try to take enough water friend.
• Canada
10 Dec 09
I am actually drinking some right now becaust this discussion reminded me too. lol. Cheers!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Dec 09
i am trying my best to drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday. i am so lazy to drink water that's why most of the time i am having digestive problem and have difficulty with b*wel movement. in the morning i tried to drink 3-4 glasses of water with empty stomach and when i do that, it will aid me to let it out...
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• India
10 Dec 09
If you regularly take sufficient quantity of water, digestion problem and stomach problem will not occur friend.
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Dec 09
yes, friend i am doing it and it's really working with me. thanks for the concern i appreciated it! my target is to have 10 glasses of water everyday. i will take 4 glasses in the morning, three while i'm in the office and three in the evening. i know i can make it!
• Nepal
10 Dec 09
I also do consume that much amount as you do but few years ago i used to consume 3 to 4 litres of water and i was good in health and my face was brighter than now and my body used to be fresh but now a days due to my work or i used to be very busy in my work so dont remember to drink water so now a days i dont feel fresh like before but still my health is good but drinking water is very good to our health.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Why do'nt you keep a water bottle next to you? It itself will remind you is it not? You will feel fresh again.
• Nepal
12 Dec 09
Thank you for your suggestion. Asyou suggested i always do have a bottle of water on my desk but still i think you can understand that concentration in work keeps my mind absent and away from reminding water... Once again thank you for the water
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
9 Dec 09
hi,Buchi,you are also taking water below the recommended.You have to improve. General daily recommendation of 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men. This includes water from all sources (foods and drinks). Here are some tips to keeping count. ----------------------------------- 1]Wake up to water--literally. Before you eat or drink anything else in the morning, have a glass of water. 2]Drink out of a measured bottle or sports drink container. If you know 1 bottle = 12 ounces, you can figure out how many ounces to drink to meet your body’s daily needs. Know your numbers so you can meet your goal. 3]Track your intake with a loose schedule. Don’t be too rigid, but find a general schedule that works for you (say, 2 glasses in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, and 2 in the evening). This will help spread out consumption and regulate your water intake. http://www.diet-blog.com/ Have a nice time.
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• India
9 Dec 09
Hi Thank you very much for your timely guidance and I will definitely follow it from tomorrow onwards
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• India
10 Dec 09
Hai thank you very much for the detailed response. I will take this advice promptly and will follow from today itself. Many will be benefitted by this advice I am sure.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
9 Dec 09
Hmmm!!!! One glass before breakfast, and 2 glasses after breakfast, between breakfast and lunch two more glasses, during lunch 2 glasses, between lunch and dinner three glasses of water, before dinner while having drinks one litre, and at dinner two glasses!!! and after dinner one glass. OOOps a6 glasses of water per day, Iam I drinking too much of water ???
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• India
9 Dec 09
16 glasses, nearly 4 litres of water!!! Iam content with my water consumption.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Oh God, Samson dear, you must have been a fish in your last birth. It sounds as though you are actually living in the water. 16 glasses per day is too much, I never heard so far. But some say too much also is not good. But I am not sure. Have a water day.
@vathsala30 (3730)
• India
9 Dec 09
Hi I consume very less. hardly 1 litre per day that also during summer. In winter still less because I do not feel thirsty. But I take lot of liquids in the form of fruit juices, lassi and some beverages and milk
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
9 Dec 09
hi,inspite of taking fruit juices also,you should drink water definately more than 1 litre what now you are drinking.It will effect on long term esecially stones formation etc.so i suggest you increase quantity of water. Have a nice time.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Hi vathsalagaru and Baluyadavgaru, Yes what Shri Baluyadavgaru said is correct. We must increase drinking more than one litre of water per day.
• United States
17 Dec 09
Hi Buchi_bulla, I try to consume as much water per day as I can, sometimes I don't consume as much as I should for a healthy lifestyle. I would say I usually drink 5 glasses of water per day, I know the normal amount would be 8 glasses if I remember right which too me seems like a lot of water. I try to drink water before each meal or if I feel hungry because I know it's suppose to help you feel more full so you don't over eat or eat because your bored. I wouldn't say I'm too happy with how much water I consume so I'm going to try and change that, I should really be drinking 8 glasses of water per day considering that's what a doctor would tell me I should be consuming.
• India
18 Dec 09
Yes sahsports4883. Doctors advise us to drink 8 glasses of water or 2.5 litres quantitywise. I am also a bad water consumer. I must strive hard to remember and drink more water. You too drink compulsorily 8 glasses of water friend. It is good for digestion and also for skin.
@zeethegr8 (786)
• India
13 Dec 09
I used to drink very less water before but since the past 3 years I started suffering from a skin disease - acne. So I was advised by my dermatologist to drink atleast 1.5 litres water each day. So I keep 2 bottles of 1 litre aside each day and make sure I finish them by the end of the day. Not only did I get rid of my acne, my skin feels much better.
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• India
18 Dec 09
Oh! That is so nice of you to have shared the experience with us. It will be helpful to many in mylot and will be an inspiration to others, including myself, to drink more water hereafter. The purpose of my discussion was that only, to make our friends drink more water. Thanks for the information friend.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
I am not always keen on drinking a lot of water but it is something that I make myself do every day because I have noticed the difference in my skin, digestion etc. My goal is to have at least 8 glasses a day and I am usually successful except when I have to go out. I work from home so it is easy enough to do; when I worked as a receptionist I could not afford to leave my desk to go to the bathroom as often as I needed to so the water consumption had to be kept to a minimum!
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• India
18 Dec 09
This is the advantage of working from home. Why to invite health trouble? Instead of taking medicine later on, better we drink enough water now. While telling you, I am telling to my own self as I am also very bad in drinking water but improving now.
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@Subha30 (20)
• India
11 Dec 09
I was drinking very less water earlier. But after I realised that I have developed a gall stone , I started drinking lots of water as per Doctor's advice. Now a days I drink 0.75 ltrs of water at a time in office and I make sure that I drink atleast 2.5 ltrs of water in a day. I dont feel like drinking water much, but it is high time for me to change.
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• India
18 Dec 09
I hope you are fine now dear. 2.5 litres of water is only recommended by doctors. You are correctly taking it. Take care of your health. If not for us, at least for taking care of the family, it is necessary.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
10 Dec 09
Wow, I could not handle drinking the small amount that you do. I drink maybe 3 to 4 litres a day, maybe more at the moment as it is very hot here! I buy 40 litres of spring water on average every 5 to 7 days for my family of four. I use a glass water bottle which hold 600ml and regularly re-fill it during the day. I also have a large smoothie for breakfast which would have around 600ml of water or more in it!
• India
10 Dec 09
That is really good to drink more water. I try to drink more water but I am not able to. But now I have increased two glasses of water more consumption.
• Bangladesh
10 Dec 09
I take 12/13 glasses of water a day. And I feel very very very happy and peaceful and comfortable.
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• India
10 Dec 09
It is really really really good for the health system friend. Keep it up.
@Sreekala (25409)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi Buchi, I do not drink enough water for the day, now the winter is here and we don’t feel thirsty that is also a truth. But I know we should drink enough water even if in winter. Our body requires water and if we could not keep the balance then it may lead to health hazards. Whenever I go through some posts or about the importance of water I may think that I have to follow that then I may forget the same later. So I am not happy with my water drinking habit.
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• India
10 Dec 09
Ladies are prone to urinary infection more epecially when we are working and using public toilets. It is better to drink sufficient quantity of water Sreekala. Please keep a water bottle with you always. Make it a habit to drink at least few sips of water every now and then, when you remember.