How many glasses of water do you drink per day

@amadeo (73473)
United States
July 27, 2016 4:27pm CST
Hello,with this heat wave that we are having.How many glasses of water do you drink?I drink five glasses.Three in the morning and two in the afternoon/ Elders should drink more water so that they will not get dehydrated. Also you get water from some of the fruit.Like peaches,watermelon. Plus it help for those on a diet to lose some weight. I posted a chart to see if this will help you. Let us hear from you.How many glasses of water do you drink. the chart is public domaine
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 16
That is a very helpful chart. I think more people should look at this hopefully it will help them keep hydrated. I must admit I do not drink water it makes me want to hurl. I have to have it flavoured with something. I do drink lots of coffee throughout the day though! I know I should drink more.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 Thank you for suggesting this post Gary, it's interesting.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Mike197602 what ever your doing.You seems to be happy.Enjoy there
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@garymarsh coffee has the caffeine there.Not sure if this is a good thing.
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@Inlemay (17042)
• South Africa
27 Jul 16
I used to drink 8 cups and my doc said its too much as I am washing all my minerals out my body -so I am down to 6
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Ibkenat six is great.
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@pgntwo (22578)
• Tripoli, Libya
27 Jul 16
Variable amounts each day - aim to consume enough liquids to keep urine colour from being too dark... And caffeine stimulates the kidneys, so water is better.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 16
I have to get my stimulation from somewhere! Gawd what a party pooper! ;-)
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 Poor Gary.Do you drink any?
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@pgntwo correct there.Smart person
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Jul 16
I love fruit so I guess I get some water that way but the only water I drink is the flavored kind. I know I should drink it more often but it makes me feel bloated and awful when I do.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies sorry to hear that.I suppose that it could cause bloating.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Jul 16
@amadeo It's such an uncomfortable feeling so I don't drink as much as I should.
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@nomus24g (24931)
• India
27 Jul 16
That's vital discussion topic, you brought up...drinking optimum level of water is the need of proper body functioning (at any age)
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@nomus24g yes,sir you are correct there
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 16
I don't drink very much water, but drink a lot of tea - that's made with water so that's got to be alright?
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@jaboUK not sure about the caffeine there?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 16
@amadeo There's not so much caffeine in tea as there is in coffee, is there?
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• United States
28 Jul 16
@jaboUK It depends upon which tea you drink. If you find decaf tea that is naturally low in caffeine, and you like that, drink it.
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@Juliaacv (33398)
• Canada
27 Jul 16
I do not drink near enough water. I do not like it, and the amount that I do drink I have to force down. I do eat a lot of cucumbers and apples, both are high in water content.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Juliaacv yes,along with peaches,watermelon etc.
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• United States
28 Jul 16
I don't like water at all, but using the Britta pitcher made it okay. It removes all that nasty tasting stuff.
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@owlwings (39768)
• Cambridge, England
28 Jul 16
There is a lot of nonsense talked about how much water one should drink each day and most of it is down to an over-simplification of the real recommendations. First of all, most people ignore the fact that nealy all foods and all drinks contain significant amounts of water and that should be accounted for in the daily total of water intake. It is NOT necessary to drink an actual "8 cups (2 litres)" of water a day because at least half of that will be taken in the food and drink we normally have. Second, how much water you need depends on a number of factors, including body weight (and the chart above does show that) but it also depends on the ambient temperature and humidity and how much exercise you do. A labourer working all day in the hot sun needs a great deal more liquid than someone sitting at home in a cool climate. Ultimately, the calculation of how much water an individual should drink, depending on all these factors becomes far too complicated and most people would actually be drinking (or trying to drink) much more than they need and (which is more important) worrying unneccessarily about it! It is certainly a fact that dehydration is much more serious than over-hydration - which is not to say that you can't drink too much water: you can and are certainly more likely to if you worry too much about your water intake and try to force yourself to drink two or three litres of water a day. The best and most reliable guide to whether or not your water intake is sufficient is to look at your urine. It should be a light straw colour. If it is dark and orange, then you should drink more water to correct it. If it is very pale yellow, then you are probably drinking more than you need and you certainly don't need to worry!
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@vandana7 (67706)
• India
28 Jul 16
Nice suggestion. I did not know that...though I was told about urine color and drinking more water. But drinking more water has a few advantages. We sweat less, and stink less. Seriously...
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@owlwings (39768)
• Cambridge, England
29 Jul 16
@vandana7 I think that drinking more water doesn't have much effect on how much we sweat. That is controlled by how much the body needs to be cooled, I believe. If we are in a dry climate we notice sweating less because it evaporates quickly but in a humid climate we notice it more. What nobody has mentioned here (I believe) is that drinking water is alll very well but we also need salts and, really, one should put a little salt in the water we drink, especially if we are in a warm climate, because the body excretes salt in sweat and can become salt-starved.
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@vandana7 (67706)
• India
29 Jul 16
@owlwings ... I noticed the effect on stink though Owl. Practically. We stink less when we drink more water...I am speaking from Indian context...there is distinct change in body odor.
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@DianneN (85266)
• United States
31 Jul 16
I drink more than my share.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 16
You can have my share too!
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@DianneN (85266)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@garymarsh6 Lol! Thanks!
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@Shiva49 (14003)
• Singapore
28 Jul 16
During summer and hotter days I drink more. I drink whenever I am thirsty I try to avoid drinking couple of hours before I go to bed for obvious reasons. Thanks for reminding and the guidance through the chart - siva
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@vandana7 (67706)
• India
28 Jul 16
I feel I get more nightmares when I am thirsty so I make it a point to drink some before going to bed. lol
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@Shiva49 (14003)
• Singapore
28 Jul 16
@vandana7 Normally I have enough of liquids. I listen to my body and respond and find comfort in the Goldilocks zone - siva
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I drink a few but I also drink ice tea mixed with lemonade.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@BelleStar yes I drink Ice tea also.With or without.
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
28 Jul 16
@amadeo Without, otherwise just too many calories.
• United States
27 Jul 16
I have a huge glass that I fill with ice and water throughout the day so I'd say I easily get my 8 glasses in
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Marilynda.I no longer drink ice water.Warm water is much better for you.
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• United States
28 Jul 16
@amadeo Or, room temperature.
@JohnRoberts (63276)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Jul 16
I am a bad boy in drinking iced tea all day.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts you do have water in your iced tea.
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@JohnRoberts (63276)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jul 16
@amadeo Yeah, but the caffeine isn't good for you.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
27 Jul 16
I have to drink half gal. ;)
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@lucky15 you have to drink half a gallon?
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@NJChicaa (46366)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I drink 5-8
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@NJChicaa that is good.Good for you.It also help your complexion.
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@Corbin5 (116461)
• United States
27 Jul 16
Since I take a medication that cause dry mouth, I drink water all day long, but not sure how many glasses that adds up to. I will say, a lot.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Corbin5 yes,dry mouth can be tolerable there.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
27 Jul 16
I rarely drink just water but usually consume liquids in the form of coffee. My intake must be at least a dozen cups per day.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@Asylum I must say water is better.But that is your take
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@jstory07 (70037)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Jul 16
i like water so i drink it all day long. not sure about how much but a lot.
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@amadeo (73473)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@jstory07 you should be fine.
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@Fleura (7197)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 16
I do drink a few, I don't usually count. The chart is useful but bear in mind that gallons and pints are not the same size in the US as in the UK (in the UK a pint is 20 fl oz while in the US a pint is 16 fl oz; in both cases there are 8 pints to a gallon)
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Jul 16
There are many factors to consider that are often left out of the conversation. Sedentary people need less, or course. We all need more when we are outside sweating up a storm! The best thing we have seen was the suggestion of 1/2 ounce of water per pound of weight. There is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to hydration. Older people often have kidney issues and more liquids will not solve this. Checking with a specialist when that is the case is often suggested.
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