How many glasses of water do you drink a day?

@Aingeal (436)
United States
October 24, 2016 8:33pm CST
I have just started monitoring my day to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. It is a bit more than one would think, especially if you are a coffee drinker like I am. It is the NYer in me that drinks a pot of coffee a day, and that honestly depends upon the day. Sometimes it is two pots. Yes, I know that is a lot. I run on coffee. Anyway, do you drink your 8 glasses of water a day? More? How do you find it helps you through the day? Is it hard for you to do so and what do you find that makes it better to drink? Personally, I freeze my water so I have ice and it is always cold. Take care, Aingeal
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@owlwings (39371)
• Cambridge, England
25 Oct 16
Don't forget that coffee, tea and any other drinks, such as soda, fruit juice and so on, count towards your daily water intake, since they are mostly water. The amount of water you actually need varies depending on your weight, the climate and your level of exercise. Most people don't need to be too concerned about how much water they drink. The most reliable indicator is the colour of your urine, which should normally be a light straw colour. If it is darker, you need to drink more water; if it is very pale and you need to empty your bladder more than about four times a day, you may be drinking too much!
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• India
25 Oct 16
'May be' in the last sentence was a thoughtful addition. I had read that soft drinks actually increase the need to hydrate oneself. If you drink these, you should compensate by drinking increased amount of water.
@Mysteria (209)
• Philippines
31 Oct 16
no no, I tried my best. I even sometimes put it in my to do list but I always end up drinking two glasses or three. Its not healthy I know. I should start to really prioritize it
@hora_fugit (5439)
• India
25 Oct 16
I love being a sprinkler so I drink my water, a lot. That's all theory, actually. In reality I drink only as much as I get time to drink.
@Yadah04 (3014)
• Philippines
25 Oct 16
i also monitor my water drinking. they say it is healthy, and i think drinking water is indeed healthy.