Our bodies are 60 percent water. During the day, our bodies constantly lose water through urine, sweat, and breathing. It is for this reason that we must continuously replenish water in our bodies.
Health experts are of the opinion that human beings should drink at least 8-ounce glasses of water. This is the equivalent of 2 liters of water. Some recommend that one should constantly sip water throughout the day.
A simple rule about taking water is that you should never wait until you are thirsty to drink water. It should be a habit. Something that is always in you for the sake of your health.
Generally, how much water your body needs depends on a person. For instance, in the United States of America, scientists recommend that women should take about 2.7 liters of water daily while men should take about 3.7 liters.
Remember, water can be taken in many forms including through the food that we eat. In fact, 20 percent of the water we take daily as humans is through the food that we eat.
There are various factors that may determine the volume of water that someone should take. Not every day is meant for 2 liters of water. There are days that even a liter is more than enough.
Temperatures determine how much water you should take. When the temperatures are high, our bodies lose more water hence the need to regularly “refill”. When the temperatures are low, our bodies too lose water through urine but the need to replenish is not as much as when the temperatures are high.
One’s diet also determines how much water one should have. If one takes foods that have more water in them, chances are that he/she might need little water to “hit the target” as compared to someone whose diet includes foods that are dry.
Other factors include health conditions, lifestyles (such as drinking alcohol. Those who drink alcohol should take more water, regularly), among others.