How much water should you drink a day?
According to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), an adequate intake for total water is 91oz for women and 125oz for men per day. However, the intake levels vary depending on numerous factors including body mass, activity level, diet, age and weather conditions.
Here we have come up with a solution to evaluate your ideal water intake level based on your own physical condition.
A 120-pound female who works out for 60 minutes, where 80% of daily fluid intake comes from drinking water and about 200-300ml of fluid is consumed in every 15 minutes during exercise.
Here is how the calculator determines her ideal water intake: ((Weight in pounds x 2/3) x 0.75) + (8 oz x (total minutes of exercise/15))
60 + 32 = 92 ounces
Why do you need to keep hydrated every day?
Water is the largest single constituent of the human body and makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. Daily water intake must be balanced with losses to maintain total body water. Body water deficit would affect body function and lead to dehydration which may drain your energy and make you tired.
What are the health benefits of drinking water?
There are numerous health benefits we can get from drinking water as every cell, tissue and organ in our body needs water to work properly. It also helps to normalize blood pressure, maintain a healthy blood sugar and increase calorie burning.