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How much water

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Conway, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Conway

    Conway New Member

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    Hey...
    Guys i just want to know how many glass of water is good to drink daily...??
    share your opinion with me..
     
  2. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    I drink 3 litres, don't know what that is in glasses.
     
  3. Mandrake9072

    Mandrake9072 Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, 2 liters = 8x8-ounce cups.

    But the whole... you have to drink 8x8 on a daily basis is also a myth that's perpetuated. You'd be surprised by the amount of water you can get from your diet alone (especially if you eat a healthy amount of veggies). And even though coffee (and to a lesser extent, tea) is a diuretic, you are still getting water.

    I personally carry a liter bottle with me everywhere so I drink 3 liters on average, but I certainly don't have to drink that much.
     
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  4. Elusive

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    Its all BS everyones requirements vary depending on energy expended and height weight and diet just drink until your body tells you to stop and the eight a day is far above what healthy kidneys can process
     
  5. Mandrake9072

    Mandrake9072 Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    Wrong. Healthy kidneys are capable of processing much more than that.
     
  6. Elusive

    Elusive Well-Known Member

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    Drinking more just dilutes minerals out of your blood the chinese know about this stuff just do some research and the answers to the water debate will blow you out of the water.
     
  7. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Well-Known Member

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    The "8 glasses a day" is supposed to include water you get from food...so you probably don't need to actually drink 8 glasses.

    The amount varies greatly between people, how active you are, the weather, etc.

    Drink enough so you aren't thirsty is probably a good standard. Use common sense and drink a bit extra if its hot out or you are exercising a lot.
     
  8. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Well-Known Member

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    Sinophile? That info sounds like bullshit.
     
  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I drink close to a gallon a day. when I am traveling I drink from a 1 liter bottle, and try to drink one per every 4 hours I am on a plane.
     
  10. Lagrangian

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    Just make to keep your electrolytes in balance if you sweat heavily. Hyponatremia is surprisingly crappy.
     
  11. hazelnice

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    8 glasses a day pretty much good buddy.
     
  12. eliasgomez

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    i've heard different from gym trainers, health nuts, and books. most people don't realize how much water you lose a day, sweating, breathing, using the toilet, going number 1 and number 2. its important to replenish though's fluids. i've also heard drinking to much water is bad for you too. But im a big soda drinker so all water i drink is beneficial to me..
     
  13. kilgore

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    enough until your piss isn't yellow anymore.
     
  14. mr.orange

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    your weight/2 in oz. example; you weigh 200lbs so you'll drink 100oz water/day. wait...i think that's protein. :embar: for water it's eight eight ounce glasses a day (so 64oz) minimum. if you want to drink more and have to pee every hour then go for it. a good indicator that you're hydrated is clear pee. if it's yellow and smells then you're definitely dehydrated.
     
  15. WFU_guy

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    Ditto. Also remember to keep a balanced electrolytes. Especially a balanced Potassium/Salt intake. Most people take in too little potassium and too much salt in their diet.
     
  16. Elusive

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    Check pubmed for scientific studies pre 1980s regarding water and you will see just how much water our kidneys can process remineralisation is the important factor and not loading your body with excess waater
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

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    OK guys...I was gonna start a thread, but may just want to hijack this one...anyway, I drink at least 150 fl oz a day (Usually on workout days I'll drink up to 200fl oz) and I'm pissing ALL THE TIME. Thing is, I keep getting sick, literally every 2-3 months I'll get a cold that'll knock me for a few days (have one now on vaca, it SUCKS). Every doctor I've been to and had urine and blood tested says I'm ok due to how much i work out or run. I'd like to hear what some of you clowns think. If I try and cut down I feel so damn thirsty, but have a feeling that its all in my head. I've been on this water regiment since I started losing weight (was ~210, now am 165) which was 5 years ago.
     
  18. 7AD

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    It really depends on how physically active you are. Personally, I drink one glass of water in the morning and coffee throughout the rest of the day.
     
  19. Chico2007

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    Are you having general cold symptoms (sneezing,runny nose) or worse? You say "knock me for a few days"? Do you feel aches and pains similar to the flu symptoms?
     
  20. NewYorkIslander

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    Cold symptoms, mostly congestion and fatigue. Sometimes I'll ache but not always. I'm very active, usually work out 6 days a week.
     

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