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How Many Bottles of Water a Day




In terms of bottles, how many bottles of water should I drink in a day?

To start with, people consume water from many sources, not just by drinking it, though that obviously is the most common way to stay hydrated. We get water from the food we eat and beverages we drink. However a few factors matter on determining how much water people should drink on a daily basis.

First, your metabolism is a huge factor. How fast your body processes what you eat and drink determines how quickly it will need water to aid its many processes. Those processes including digestion, perspiration, movement and else. It is safe to say that the more active you are, the more water you need, because your muscles and cardiovascular system require water to operate smoothly.

Also, water helps to regulate our temperature, lubricates and cushions our joints, and protects our sensitive tissues. All these processes can be affected by exercise or intense physical activities. Simply put, the more you move, the more you need to drink. Aim to drink more water a day if you are active, while intake relatively less water if you have a less active lifestyle.

Secondly, the living environment you are in is another factor. Reasonably, if you live in a warmer climate, you will require more water, because hot temperature makes us desire more water to keep our body cool, and this requires hydration. Our bodies are constantly trying to regulate our temperatures. For instance, we shiver when we are cold, and we sweat when we’re too hot. Every process takes water, but being in warmer environment is especially water expensive.

Thirdly, your overall health matters, too. Those with health problems or at-risk people, including pregnant women likely will have to drink significantly more water, as they need more water to account for their bodies being under more duress.

So how much fluid does an average, healthy adult need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 3.7 liters of fluids a day for men. About 2.7 liters of fluids a day for women. In terms of bottles, that would be about 5-6 bottles of water for women and 7-8 bottles for men.

Is water the only option for staying hydrated?

No. As mentioned above, you don’t need to rely only on water to meet your fluid demands. What you eat and drink also provides a significant part. For instance, many fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon and spinach, are almost 100% water by weight.

Additionally, beverages such as milk, juice and teas are composed almost 100% of water, as well as caffeinated drinks – such as coffee and soda – contribute to your daily water intake. But remember to go easy on sugar-contained drinks. Regular soda, energy or sports drinks, and other sweet drinks like milk tea usually contain a lot of added sugar, which may provide excessive calories than needed.

How can you tell if you’re getting enough water?

Since almost nobody is always keeping track of these sneaky sources of water, the smart way to gauge your daily water intake is depending how your body feels. Further specifically, when you listen to your body – eating when you feel hungry and drinking when you’re thirsty – there’s a solid chance you’re going to get what you need, getting enough food and water in time.

Should I worry about drinking too much water

Drinking too much water is rarely a problem for healthy, well-nourished adults. There is a chance that athletes occasionally may drink too much water before long or intense exercises in an attempt to prevent dehydration. When you drink too much water, your kidneys can’t get rid of the excess water timely. The sodium content of your blood becomes diluted. This is called hyponatremia and it can be life-threatening. No worry, this rarely happens in daily life as you need to drink over 20 bottles of water to trigger these symptoms.