Do you really take 8 glasses of water daily?

@waflay (2717)
Nairobi, Kenya
August 17, 2016 10:09pm CST
According to the health experts,its advisable to take at least 8 glasses of water.Water is a major component in our body and it takes the highest percentage i our bodies.Even this is a simple advise that we all know of,it only remains our decision to practically take the recommended intake. I don't usually take the 8 glasses,but I do take some water which I feel is enough for me.Also it's obvious to take more water when its hot because we lose more by sweating and to take less when its cold.But anyway its healthy to drink lots of water.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Actually 8 glasses is an estimate on the minimum requirement your body needs to functions. As to the actual amount of water needed depends on the individual. It depends on your daily losses from sweating, urinating, and etc. Higher activity usually needs more water replacement. And water you consume is not limited to just water, it can be from soups, juices, or even fruits. One such fruit with high water content is an apple. Try to vary the food you eat so that you won't have to feel constricted on how much you should eat. Eat light and often is usually better than eating large meals more seldom. .
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Aug 16
Its true water is needed essentially for our bodies to perform normally.And for sure beverages are okay because they have water in them.
@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
18 Aug 16
I'm glad to see someone else that really understands what it means.
• Bournemouth, England
19 Aug 16
I once saw a TV show where the presenters tried to find out where the claim that we need 8 glasses originated from. They couldn't find any authoritative source for it. There is no doubt that we need a certain amount of water each day but we can get some of that from tea, etc.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
I think its just an 8 glasses of water in theory but not to be taken practically only to show that water is an essential component in our bodies.
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• Bournemouth, England
19 Aug 16
@waflay I think you are right.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
18 Aug 16
@waflay,I have never tried to count,but drink a lot of water whenever I am thirsty.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
With taking lots of water,you are good to go.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
19 Aug 16
@waflay Of course,I'm fit and well.Thanks.
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
I drink water a lot but I don't measure it so am not sure if I can consume 8
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Aug 16
Its hard to measure up the amount of water intake and especially if its taken in intervals.
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
@waflay yeah
@sharon6345 (125426)
• United States
18 Aug 16
I don't drink any where near 8 glasses of water I have had none all day.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Aug 16
Its just hard to take such an amount in a day.
@sharon6345 (125426)
• United States
18 Aug 16
@waflay That is true. I have a bladder problem so I drink less.
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@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Aug 16
I don't drink anywhere near 8 glasses. I don't drink enough water, and I want to try and change that.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
22 Aug 16
You can try and take it in between intervals and you can be sure that it will work for you just fine.
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• Japan
19 Aug 16
No, I drink a lot of tea in the morning and some water at lunch and dinner but I think most of my liquid intake is in the morning. I never feel thirsty in the afternoon unless it's really hot.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
Even with tea,you are still getting your share of the water because it contains water in it.
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
19 Aug 16
I drink more than 8 glasses of water daily not because doctors advised it but due to thirst.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
22 Aug 16
Thirst is good because you will definitely take some water to quench it.
@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
18 Aug 16
no only 6
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
At least you try taking some.
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@MKAlubs (453)
• United States
18 Aug 16
I don't actually measure and keep track but, yes, that's about how much water I drink each day. Water is pretty much all I drink. I'm guessing about 3/4 of a gallon to one gallon a day. Not quite as much as a horse. Sometimes I will drink fruit smoothies. Every 6 or 7 full moons or so I will have a frozen margarita. (Although it's been almost a year since my last one. Maybe it's about that time.)
@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
Its hard to really measure up your intake of water.
@snowy22315 (47111)
• United States
18 Aug 16
No way do I drink this much water, but I try to drink it when I think of it. I fill up a water bottle and drink that throughout the day.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
Its still enough for you because the truth 8 glasses is lots of water to consume in a day.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
18 Aug 16
Yes, I do drink lots of water daily.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
That's cool for the functionality of your body,
@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
18 Aug 16
8 actual glasses of water is not the requirement, although that mistakenly gets said quite often. The '8 glasses' rule includes the water in things we eat. It includes juices or anything we drink that contains any water. But for some reason, many people think it is 8 glasses of water on top of everything else.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
I think its just a casual advice to show water is an essential component in our bodies but is somehow stuck in most people's minds.
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@rina110383 (24135)
18 Aug 16
I think so though I don't monitor the number of glasses I drink in a day.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
Its hard to keep a physical count of how much water that you take in a day.
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