Do we need to drink 64oz of water a day?
January 13, 2018 8:58am CST
Good morning.Yesterday I posted about milk. Today will be water. Do we need to drink 64 oz of water a day? I normally do six glasses.But I get some from my broth,tea,fruit with high water content.Anything with water in it. The also saying to drink half or you lean body weight. I have cut back on water.I get plenty from my food and such. photo is a freebie.How many glasses do you drink.
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I drink plenty of water but do not know how much. I fill 16-ounce bottles and keep them in the refrigerator as i love cold water. I drink one and fill it up again and then let it chill and drink another one the next time i need a drink. When I go to my room to get ready for bed by reading in bed, I bring two bottles of water that are chilled and drink those getting ready for bed.
I was told by my DR. that your body will tell you when you need fluids. I had a lot of problems with retaining water and some of that was over drinking. He said that in the past yes it was suggested 8 glasses a day etc. however everyone's body is different. What is needed by one person isn't right for another :)
I think the amount depends on where you live, people who live in hotter cointries should drink more. When we were young, we were taught to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day but those books were printed in a colder country. The amount should also match diet, people who eat a lot of bad food especially salty and sweet should drink more, heavy drinkers should also drink more water to prevent dehydration.
• United States
I'm not sure on this one but i don't even drink that much water in a day. I have my 2 cups of coffee in the morning, 1 can of soda in the afternoon then the rest of the day i drink water. I probably have like 4 bottles of water a day.
• United States
I see disagreeing opinions on here. I believe it varies with the person. I try to drink enough that I feel comfortable. I have more energy, etc. I obviously will drink more in the summer than winter, and on a windy day rather than a still one. When I worked dietary in a nursing home we counted all beverages, and jello, and soup as drinking "water". You go by urinary output and also by fluid retention. I fill a couple of quart bottles with water and have them sitting in various places to drink from. In the winter I do not chill them. In the summer I want them cold.