The amount of water you consume should not be a mystery. Many factors determine how much water your body needs and calculate how much you should drink each day.
This blog post will discuss how to reach your daily water goals by consuming enough fluids every day, as well as the benefits of drinking enough fluids every day!
Factors that determine the water consumption level
There can be many questions in a person’s mind regarding their daily fluid consumption levels, like how much water should we drink in a day, or how many ounces of water should I drink a day, etc. But there is no one set quantity of water that everyone should consume. The consumption level would vary from person to person, and it will also vary depending upon the factors given below.
This is the primary determinant of how much water should be consumed in a day. The more we weigh, the more fluids we need to take. The human body contains 60-70% of liquid and needs replacement now and then. Thus a person weighing more will require drinking a considerably higher amount of fluid than someone who weighs less. The rule for this intake can be calculated by taking weight in pounds multiplied by 2/3, which would show how many ounces of water you should drink per day. For example, if your weight is 150 lbs., you’ll have to consume 100oz of water daily.
If you are doing activities that cause you to sweat or lose body fluids, you would need to replenish yourself for such loss. For such cases, the rule of how many ounces to drink a day changes. Generally, for every 30-minute workout, you might need to drink 12 ounces of water. Also, the number one factor that influences consumption rate is the intensity level of the workout session. More intense workouts will require higher fluid intake from your side to compensate for lost fluids through perspiration!
3) Overall health condition
If you face any kind of health problem, it will be best to consult a doctor and take his recommendation on how much water you should be drinking every day.
How to calculate the amount of water to be consumed?
As mentioned before, simply multiply your weight by 2/3 to know how much water you should drink. And if you are exercising or doing activities that cause you to sweat, add that amount to the amount arrived at before.
Say you weigh 180 pounds and exercise for 45 minutes a day. So firstly, according to your body weight, you should drink 120 ounces of water, and also you need to drink extra 18 ounces to make up for the exercise session by drinking 18 ounces of water. So, in all, you must consume 132 ounces of water a day in this scenario.
Upon that, one needs to understand that everyone has different bodies and hence, different requirements. So, listen to your body and pay attention to the signs it is giving you and adjust accordingly.
And if at all you feel something is wrong, then consult a physician.
Benefits of Consuming enough water. Drinking water can help you lose weight.
Drinking water prior to meals can help prevent overeating, and also it helps burn calories faster and in better digestion.
Water is excellent for your skin, hair and nails.
Drinking water helps keep the body hydrated, which in turn keeps the cells alive. Hence, it boosts collagen production and makes you look younger due to radiant and glowing skin. Furthermore, drinking enough water also gives volume to dull hair by giving it a shiny appearance. It can help reduce frizz as well as reduces split ends over time. It makes dry, brittle nails grow, and they become healthier too because of how much moisture there is inside our bodies after consuming a sufficient amount of water every day.
It regulates body temperature.
Water works as an efficient thermoregulator for our body so, the more water you drink, the lesser your chances of getting overheated. This helps keep body temperature in control which is how it prevents heat strokes and sunstrokes too. Consuming a sufficient amount of liquids also helps get rid of bloating because it’s a diuretic, so excess sodium is removed from our system through urination and toxins are also eliminated via urine.
How to reach daily water intake goals
After finding out how much water you need to drink in a day, you also need to achieve that goal. It might seem to reach that goal or to keep track of it. So here are a few tips on getting the goal and keeping track of your fluid consumption.
1) How many bottles of water should we drink in a day? Use this question as a means to achieve and track the goal. Say you need to drink 120 ounces of water a day and have a 33-ounce bottle, then you need to drink four fills of this bottle.
2) Infuse the water with flavors like berries, lemon, basil, etc., to make it taste better.
3) Drink a glass of water every morning and keep a bottle by your side all day long.
I hope this blog and tips in it help you to keep yourself healthy and hydrated!!