# Water,, How much water shoulb we drink in a day.

@esjosh (915)
India
February 21, 2010 10:59pm CST
Hello all, Water is life but just spare a minute over it, how much life (water) you take in a day? In almost 90% case, human are drinking less water then they should. This week end I had a tight day, and I have not noticed that I have not drunk enough water, so at night my throat was extremely dry... I learned a lesson that in any condition one must not ignore drinking water. I wonder, scientifically how much water per day is enough for a person. So I found a link that can give you calculation, how much water once should drink, http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm Note:- This is not publicity of the site, I found it while I was searching, fell that it is interesting hence sharing with mylotters.....
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28 responses
@natjohn20 (201)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
People should drink plenty of water everyday around 8 glasses a day, 1 glass of water is equivalent to 240ml of water multiply it by 8 then you have around 2L of water to drink each day. Why it is important because you need water to eliminate waste products in your blood if too little water is in your blood all the waste products in your blood will accumulate inside your kidney and all those waste products are toxic when too much is not eliminated inside your kidney, what will happened is that you will have kidney damage and it is very fatal it can also lead to heart problems as a studying health care provider it is not good to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day because it may cause health problems later in life. It doesn't mean you have a small body you will drink little you have to drink 8 glasses of water each day or more for your body to stay healthy and strong. : )
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• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I have a wrong statement there, "its not good to drink less than 8 glasses of water each day" not "at least 8 glasses of water each day".
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@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Good scientific explanation in simple words, really impressive. Thanks for sharing. Actually so far we were discussing how much water we should intake per day, but no one has thought WHY? here john has tried to focus some light on that WHY also. Thank you.
@lexx87 (1710)
• Mexico
22 Feb 10
In my nutrition class because I'm studying sports and medicine, the normal human body needs to drink your weight in kilograms x .04 = the results means the lts of water your body needs. But remember if u work out u will need a little more because you lose water .
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@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Hey Lex, According to your simple formula I am 80Kg, hence I need to drink 80x0.04=3.2 Liter water daily. That is good simple formula. Thanks for sharing.
@towongfoo27 (2986)
• United States
22 Feb 10
I drink water when I first wake up every morning, and throughout the day when I am thirsty. I know all the experts say to drink a certain amount of water everyday, as the human body needs it to survive. Yet I also think the amount of water we drink everydayd epends on many personal factors. For example, how much daily exercise a person does, their weight, and the medications some people have to take for medical conditions.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
I like your answer, it is straight forward, no science no calculation nothing, simply when you feel thirsty you drink water. That is really good one. Thanks for your comment!!!!
@saphrina (31614)
• South Africa
22 Feb 10
Well, i use bottled water, and i take six one litres a day. I have to keep drinking as i am very busy during the day. At least i seem to be healthy enough. TATA.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
You must be damn health conscious, as you know exact, how much you drink water daily. Good, thanks for sharing!!!!!
@saphrina (31614)
• South Africa
23 Feb 10
Well, let me see. I work hard everyday as everyone else on this planet. UUmm, and if you can maybe phone my boss and tell him that we are only human. See, not really so mysterious, after all. But thank you so kindly for offering your help. TATA.
@esjosh (915)
• India
24 Feb 10
Okay, I will call your Boss and try to make you free enough that you can live your life at your best. Common what is the number, and name?
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
I will checkout the link you shared. I read somewhere how drinking water could help one lose weight, and that is something I am desperate about. I try to drink as much water as I can, whenever I feel parched, I go for water above anything else. It also helps that we have a steady supply of clean cold water at work, a few steps away from my desk. I used to go more than eight hours without drinking water and drinking juice or soda instead. Now, it's water that gives me the hydration I need in this very hot weather we're having right now.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Drinking SODA will ruin your efforts to lose weight. It is good that you are having the water supply nearby you at office, that will really help to drink more water. As it is easily available and accessible. !!~~!!~~!!May God will give the thing you are desperate about.~~!!~~!!~~!!
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Oh don't I know that, I really try to stay away from soda as much as I can but find my resolve slipping a bit lately, hehe. Thanks for the concern!
@esjosh (915)
• India
24 Feb 10
Hey whenever you resolution seems weaker, try to recall your memory that you will have to answer your friend at myLot It may work for you.!!!!!!!
@Buchi_bulla (8298)
• India
22 Feb 10
Though I know that drinking enough water is good for health and skin, still I cannot drink too much of water. Only six or seven glasses of water I am able to drink per day. If I drink more water, I feel like bringing it out.
• India
22 Feb 10
Hi Aunty, Even i have noticed few people cant drink water if have more then feel like bringing it out but we should not live that day by day we have increase it still if we cannot have it then we can find and alternative way like having fruit juices or drinking butter milk etc.Even my colleague doesn't drink water at all for the whole day she consumes only half a glass of water that it, Recently if she had some severe health problem doctor justed her to have enough water at least 2 litres not in one stretch but asked to divide in intervals and have, also the doctor said if she cannot drink it they told her to increase it day at day so it comes a habit. I just thought to share it with you. Have a great day.
• India
22 Feb 10
Thanks dear for taking so much concern for me. I appreciate it. You show real concern on me. I do not know how to thank you. . At least for your advice's sake, I will drink more water hereafter.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Thanks Deepa, your advising comment is really help full for such person who is not able to intake enough water. Thank you both.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@kiran8 (15377)
• Mangalore, India
25 Feb 10
Hi josh, Thats right, most people do not drink enough water unless specifically advised by their doctors to do so. I too am the same, I tend to drink lots of water only during summer months because of the need. It is very hot and one has to drink water to quench thirst and keep cool...Ideally I would think 8-10 glasses are required by our body to keep it in top condition..will go through the link...all the best
@esjosh (915)
• India
25 Feb 10
Oh thanks for your comment, and let me know whether that link helped you or not?
• India
24 Feb 10
drinking 1.5 litres per day is good for health proven scientifically...
@esjosh (915)
• India
24 Feb 10
Then let us start drinking!!!!! Have nice day. Thanks for your comment.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
I thought my drinking 8 glasses of water a day is enough. OMG! according to that hydration calculator I have to drink 2.4 liters of water a day! Maybe, I'll try that now because summer heat is beginning to be felt in our country. Thanks for the link.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
I am really glad to know that my link is help full to you. Thanks for sharing the experience. Thanks for the comments.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
people say that 8 glasses of water must be drank a day. but i'm definitely drinking less than i should. i just couldn't take enough water, my stomach is aching. i guess i'm not used in drinking lots of water. but if its juice, or anything that has flavor, i can drink it as many as i could.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Okay, it is absolutely okay to adopt fruit juice in place of water. Good testy idea.
• United States
23 Feb 10
i think your supposed to drink like 70 ounces of water a day. there is no way i drink ne where near that much. i probly only drink like 20 to 30 ounces a day at the most. i dont think i no hardly ne body that actually drinks that much water a day.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Okay than let's have an resolution to drink more water, as much as possible.......
• United States
23 Feb 10
I usto just drink soda all the time and i started gaining weight sooo I stopped drinking soda only water and i feel better i heard that when ur urine turns clear instead of yellow thats inof water but i dont think so
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
I don't know the scientific reason for clear urine instead of Yellow, but yes it happens, if you drink plenty of water, urine will be more clear. Thank God you posted your experience, I also started drinking SODA, I will immediately put brakes over it.
• India
22 Feb 10
I am dark guy... Few years back someone told me that i can become fair if i drink loads of water... That time i didnt have much of maturity and started believing and started drinking loads and loads of water... But now i dont know whether i have become fair or not.. But i have started drinking loads of water... May be more than 3liters a day.. :D
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
TO misguide some one by advising such thing is really disgusting. But some times such things help us just as happen to you dear. That person told you to drink plenty of water to become fair, and that habituated you to drink more water.
• United States
22 Feb 10
water did amazing things for me...okay, it didn't pay my bills or find me a husband, however, when I drink a large glass of water it gets all these sluggish juices around my serotonin receptors a fresh drink---- it freshens and purifies the blood flowing to my heart, and who knows what else! Here's how I see it... I take my vitamins (& bipolar meds) in the morning with a big glass of water. I want things to get moving right away so I give the pills all the help they can get... think of it as a Log Ride. Bye the way, this is my first-ever discussion type thing I have ever done. I think it's pretty funny that I'm going to make it about water... (this begs for a pun) Wet your appetite with a good discussion Wash away your worries Rinse ... oh, nevermind.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Good poetic reply Lisa, thanks for bunch of information addition. Welcome to mylot!!! Happy mylotting!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!
• India
22 Feb 10
Hi esjosh, Drinking enough water is always good for health and also we will be having a smooth skin. According to the doctors we should atleast have 2 litres of water very day. Like you if ever if i dont have enough water on any day i feel my throat becomes very dry and as well i feel more and more thristy. Have a great day
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Yes exactly the same I was feeling that day. Extremely dry and exhausted. I learned a lesson.
@reneezoso (393)
• India
22 Feb 10
well 4-5 glass is a must. .its good to drink even more. .it helps in keeping ur body alive and refreshin.. otherwise u feel drowsy and weak .... well... . ders no harm in drinking excess of drinking water..
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Yep I got your point, thanks for sharing it....
@pandaeyes (2068)
22 Feb 10
The water you need to drink in a day can be from all sorts of sources. It can be in liquid type food and drinks which are not completely water. Your body sorts it out and takes the part that it needs. I drink a small amount of water a day but I eat things with liquid in all the time and drink tea which is liquid too. You can tell if you are drinking enough because your urine will be clear if you are and darker if you are not.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Thanks for unavailing such things, and for your comments also. Thank you very much.
• India
22 Feb 10
Hi friend i think 12 glasses of water is necessary daily. I have also learnt a lesson that drinking enough of water is necessary for daily body activity. I develop lots of promblems because of not having enough water. Thank you for providing with the website. I will search on this site.
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Okay, that is good that my link has become worth full to you.
@sublime03 (2246)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I really have no idea on which is the accurate nuimbers of glasses we should drink water daily. Usually when I read articles it always states 7 to 8 glasses daily. It makes me wonder how much can we really intake and does it really help us function better than drinking juice or any other drink?
@esjosh (915)
• India
23 Feb 10
Drinking Juice will equally beneficial. According to me juice will be more effective. But to not intake will surly harmful. Thanks for your comment.!!!
@ebuscat (5939)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
For me 8 glasses of water in a day you must to drink so that no head ache and no pain.
@esjosh (915)
• India
22 Feb 10
Yes now I know dear, I guess it would be better for me if I got your advice before I suffered the head ache yesterday. I will be better care full in future. Thanks for sweet advicing words.