8+ glasses of water everyday?

@jalbeos (1176)
Philippines
June 20, 2007 10:11pm CST
When I was a kid, my teacher have taught us that we need to drink 8+ glasses of water everyday. I think, it's only 4 glasses everyday for me and I feel that I really need water... softdrinks are bad if you drink it often. What about you? Do you prefer water than softdrinks? How many glasses of water you drink everyday in average?
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@777330975 (332)
• Sri Lanka
21 Jun 07
Well I drink about 5l a day. That is like 20 glasses. I have read that lot of water intake keeps you healthy. I had to build up to drink so much. Initially I was drinking only 3-4 glasses a day. But I tried Water therapy. I.e. you have to dring 2 l of water as you wake up in the morning. By doing this I have got accustomed to drinking lot of water. I prefer water to any other beverage. But when I am really thirsty, I go for a fruit juice.
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@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Whhhhhaaat? 5L a day? I have thought about that too. The more water we drink, the healthier we are. Well, fruit juices are better than carbonated drinks right?
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
I drink more than eight glasses of water everday. Water therapy is very important for me because I have an allergy in weather. It helps me prevent from other illness. You must make it a habit to drink water rather than softdrinks. Try it...
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
Yeah right... it is very important. And yes, I am trying to drink water than softdrinks now. Thanks for you reply. ~mar
@vasimb (244)
• India
2 Jul 07
Yeah your teaches have taugh you right that an average human being needs 8+ glass of water everyday. An adult human body contains 50-65 percent water. Water is needed for various chemical reaction taking place in our body. Water is the only medium through which this chemical reaction can take place....am i getting bit scientific?...heheheheee. Now i think you will realize the importance of drinking more water and develop the habbit of drinking atleast 8 glass of water daily. And i also advice not to drink softdrinks or take it as little as possible because softdrinks is really very harmful to our health. It contains two ingredients namely benzoate and ascorbic acid which are responsible for cancer in a human body.
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
Your right... scientifically. I use to not drink softdrinks often, I choose water... you've mentioned the reasons. :) Thanks anyway! ~mar
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
yes, we should.8 glasses a day drives sickness away!
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
we should drink 8 glasses of water a day drives sickness away Is this a poem? I like the rhyming words here. Thanks for your response. ~mar
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
21 Jun 07
I dont drink water often. About 1 glass a month which is really bad. I love coke and I would rather have that instead even though I know coke is really bad for me.
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
1 glass a month? That's really bad. You should make it a habit, drinking water.
• India
21 Jun 07
On an average it is around 6-7 glasses which I drink.I guess 8 glasses is not a dictum to follow, it depends on the climate and how much your physical activity levels are. Soft drinks, better not take them as they do no good unless of course there is no other source of water!
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Hhmmmmm, its really hot here in our place, so, we really need water. Thinking about those people who work hard... let's say, those construction workers or athletes who are losing water, so they need to replace the water they've lost. Thanks for your response.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
i can drink 8 glasses of water and sometimes more, for it is hot here in our country. i drink cold water for sure. i drink cola every once in a while but i drink tea with honey or fruit juices. you should make a habit on drinking 8 glasses of water everyday. it is good for the body and the skin as well
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yeah... drinking much water will help our body. I am trying to force myself now... heehhe! I seldom feel thirsty here but as we know, our body needs much water. Hot in your country? From what country are you?
@ackars (1942)
• India
30 Jun 07
Two liters of water in a day is the ideal need.In all the forms.If its summer you can take in how much ever you can...
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
30 Jun 07
I hardly ever drink water unless I am really thirsty. I have in the past tried to drink 8 glasses a day but I found I was in the bathroom for most of the day when I did this. I guess maybe your bladder has to become use to this and I did not give it enough time.
@obukohwo (302)
• Nigeria
21 Jun 07
I was told by my mum to drink as much water that i can take and i have done exactly that up till now. I now drink water often even when i do not have much taste for it because i take little quantity of soft drinks. That is to confirm that i drink more water than soft sweet drinks.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Scientifically speaking 8 glasses of water a day is the correct one, I am doing it until now. I only drink sofdrinks occasionally coz it's not good for me. Sometimes if i have cold, cough and fever, I drink a lot of water too and it helps.
@youless (98997)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 07
I try to drink enough water everyday. But when I am busy at work, sometimes I will forget about it. Nowadays I already drink less cola, as it's not healthy. Besides water, I will drink soup.