How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day?
Everyone knows that drinking water is one of the best ways to maintain optimal health but there is much debate over exactly how much should be consumed. Usually, it’s been said that drinking 8 glasses of water per day will be enough but unfortunately it’s not that simple. It’s commonly accepted that there is no definitive answer as to exactly how much water you should drink because there are many contributing factors.
First and foremost you must assess your lifestyle as this will be a key indicating factor as to how much water you should drink. Typically, the more active you are, the more water you should drink. This is due to the fact that when you’re exerting energy you will depleat your water supply much faster through sweating. Therefore, if you’re constantly running (for example) you’re going to want to drink a lot more water than someone who lives a more sedentary lifestyle.
However, it’s to be noted that drinking a good amount of water will benefit everyone no matter how active or sedentary their lifestyle must be. Water will help to flush toxins out of vital organs and carry nutrients to cells. If this isn’t enough to highlight just how important drinking enough water is, dehydration is also known to be one of the leading causing of daytime fatigue for adults. How do you prevent dehydration? Drink a lot of water, of course. How much water should that actually be? As mentioned above, you need to look at your lifestyle to figure that out. Seeing how 8 glasses of water is the universally accepted standard for what should be consumed, this is a good milestone to shoot for. If, after drinking 8 glasses of water per day for extended periods of time (such as a few months) and you still notice dehydration symptoms such as fatigue, then you will want to increase your intake. Remember, experimenting with yourself is one of the most useful things you can do.