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Water -How much water do I need to drink Daily?

Updated on October 28, 2014
Water - How much water do I need per day?
Water - How much water do I need per day?

Have you ever asked yourself, "How much water do I need to drink?" I know I have. Have you ever asked yourself? "How important it is to drink water?" Well, I hope I can help answer some of those very questions in this article. In today's Fast Food society, and living life on the go, most people do not even realize if they even have drank water at all during the day. So how much water does one person need per day for a healthy life style? Lets find out!


Symptoms of Dehydration

First Signs of dehydration: (mild at 2% loss)

  • Thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • dry skin
  • dark colored urine
  • dry mouth
  • fatigue
  • head rushes
  • feeling week

Once it continues to 5% Loss:

Increases in heart rate, sweating, urination, body temperature, respiration, extreme fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea, tingling in the limbs

Once it continues to more than 5%:

muscle spasms vomiting, dim vision, poor skin, headaches, nausea, tingling in the limbs, unconsciousness.

Everyone is different, and symptoms can be different for each individual.

It would be very important to drink water, in sips, and to rehydrate with electrolytes such as Gatorade, etc.

Benefits of drinking water.

  • loose weight
  • better exercise
  • relieves fatique
  • reduces the risk of cancer
  • regulates body temperature
  • healthy skin
  • reduces risk of heart attack
  • detoxification
  • lubricates body's muscles and joints

Did you know that:

  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

There are so many benefits to drinking water that are not listed, however at the bottom of this article, I have posted more information and additional links for research.

Water - How much should I drink?
Water - How much should I drink?

Water can help cure:

  • Asthma (water and salt)
  • prevents and cures heartburn
  • prevent and cure angina
  • prevents and cures colitis
  • prevent and cure blood pressure
  • prevent and cure adult onset diabetes
  • Water cures depression
  • loss of libido
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • lupus
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • prevents migraines
  • back pain

These are just some of the many things water can cure or prevent!!

How Much Water Should I drink? Butterflystar
How Much Water Should I drink? Butterflystar

So Now the Question, How much water do I need to drink daily?

To find out how much water you need to drink daily, you take your weight, and divide it in half and that is how many ounces of water that you need to drink daily.

For example: if you weighed at 156 pounds divided in half 156 '/. 2 = 78 , would then mean you need to consume about 78 ounces of water every single day.

I would also consume 1 cup of water extra per coke, or caffeinated drinks.

These do not count: Cokes, Tea, coffee, or any caffeinated drinks or anything that can be a diuretic.

These do count: Milk, fruit juices, any drinks without carbonation and caffeine. Green tea is OK.


Thank you for reading my article on water, I hope that it benefited you in some way. It is very important to stay hydrated especially in the summer months. Please review my other articles for more great information on health, recipes, reviews, herbal products, remedies and more. I think I will now have me a nice glass of refreshing water. Ha!

Just follow the Butterfly :)



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    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 6 years ago

      Great hub! Water is life and it has so many benefits for human health.

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      butterflystar 6 years ago from A Place of Success :)

      Thanks Cathy ^^ I'm so glad you enjoyed it, yes it is hard to believe that asthma can be cured by a little salt and water ;) Most of america today is simply dehydrated, because water has been replaced by drinking soda :)

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      Cathy I 6 years ago from New York

      Well done!!. Welcome to Hub Pages.

      That was a very good article, well researched and well formatted so it was easy to read.

      I was not aware that the symptoms of dehydration varied with the level of dehydration.

      I used to be asthmatic as a child and my Mom tried so many remedies, but I guess she had never heard about the water and salt. Good luck with your writing.