Water is essential for maintaining your body’s health and optimal functioning of all organs. After all, we’re made of about 65% water. Still, there’s one big question bugging us: what’s the ideal daily water intake?
There were a lot of debates on this topic, with numerous studies demonstrating that you need between 1.5 and 2 liters per day, but the truth is that it depend on multiple factors, like your weight, the health status, how active you are and, believe it or not, the area where you’re living.
There’s no such thing as a magic formula that can determine the ideal water intake, therefore, you must know your body very well and test how you feel and look, depending on how much you’re drinking daily.
Every day, we eliminate water through swear, urine and even breathing. On hot summer days, it’s obvious that we need to increase the daily water intake, since we sweat more. Of course, the same rule applies for people living in warmer areas.
Stay hydrated all day long
The water we lose must be replaced constantly for the proper functioning of the body, so it’s better to consume water throughout the whole day. Besides pure water, it’s advisable to diversify, and drink water with lemon or cucumber, for example, alongside consuming foods that contain a lot of water, such as apples, watermelon, cucumber or tomatoes.
Several studies have shown that, on average, men should consume 3 liters of water a day, while women should resume to 2.2 liters of water per day. If you’re doing sports or experiencing high temperatures, add 1-2 glasses.
Finally, remember that it’s recommended to always carry in your bag a 0.5 liter bottle, or, if you have a car, a 2 liter bottle. In addition, make sure that you have water everywhere: at the office, near the bed or even when going out, in order to stick to the recommended daily water intake.