DO YOU DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY? Is it the right amount of water for you?

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  1. suncat profile image61
    suncatposted 13 years ago

    Is it the right amount of water for you?

    Do you think everyone regardless of their weight or size should have the same amount of water a day?
    Did you notice if the particular amount of water that you might have in a day makes you feel your best?
    No living thing exists without water, dehydration causes fatigue and other problems but can too much water also cause this to occur?

  2. cloudy_cool profile image75
    cloudy_coolposted 13 years ago

    I try my best, I really do...but I find that I'm always short of 1-2 glasses when I'm very busy doing everything else but look after myself.
    However, on days when I have less work, I lap up glasses of water, lemon & lime juice...
    Yes, I agree that the standard recommended 8-10 glasses is not 100% possible for everybody...but one should certainly give it a try! Some may need more, some less, but end of the day fluids help to flush out harmful toxins, so its a good idea to try!
    I've found that drinking lots of water helps me be in a good mood, makes me pee a lot =P...and most importantly refresh me, making my skin clearer!
    Another plus side is that I'm eating comparatively less junk foods during my late nights on the Mac, when I sit with a bottle of lime & lemon juice.

  3. AngelTrader profile image59
    AngelTraderposted 13 years ago

    The right amount is that which makes you feel well and comfortable depending on the environmental conditions.

    But I would seriously avoid fluoridated water out of a tap!

  4. myi4u profile image60
    myi4uposted 13 years ago

    I always try to drink as much as I can but I don't follow the 8 glass rule. There are numerous news about people being poisoned by drinking too much water. I truly believe that drinking too much water is bad. Whenever I try to drink even though I don't feel like drinking, I will feel bloated.

    Well, I always follow my own rule by looking at my urine. When it gets yellowish, I will then try to drink more water. I apologise if this statement causes uneasiness to hubbers reading here.

  5. profile image51
    michelegoldsteinposted 12 years ago

    I do not, I get close a lot but can't afford all the time I will need in the bathroom.
    I heard, I think from Dr. Oz, is that you should drink half your weight in ounces of water a day. (60oz for a 120 pound person) So, higher body weights need more water per day. I know that dehydretion is a huge problem with the elderly but I know nothing of the effects of too much water.
    I agree with AngelTrader but on a grander scale-only drink filtered water, from tap or bottle, and limit the botles for the environment and to minimize your exposure the the leaching carcinogenic plastics in the bottles.


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