• I think so, since water is the primary ingredient in just about every drink imaginable.
  • No I probably should start.
  • Yeah, probably a couple gallons.
  • Cool Clear Water...a gallon a day easily.:)
  • no. probably about .75 gallons per day.
  • Now I do to beat the heat
  • no I would be needing to use the bathroom every hour if I drank that much I do drink at least 2 litres a day I tend to want to pee to often if I drink too much water.
  • Yep and I'm floating as we speak.
  • no..i really should, but no
  • No. The original suggestion that we need 8 glasses of water every day was based on incorrect information. It has now been revised to the consensus seems to be that the average person loses up to 10 cups of water a day, but also takes in four cups of water from the daily nutrition intake, leaving just six cups to replace. Many experts claim that the "average" person in this example is, instead, a very active, young male. This would indicate that the rest of us could easily get along with less. However, yet another study has postulated that 75% of Americans are walking around dehydrated, which accounts for the amount stress and overweight problems we see. If they would only drink more water, their symptoms would be relieved, and their hunger (which is really only thirst) would also be diminished.
    • Army Veteran
      You're on the right track. I've studied the research of one doctor who spent 20 years on studies on the effects of water on the physiology of the human body - and I've followed his protocol for the past 10 years with great success. He suggests that dehydration manifests itself in the form of what the mainstream medical profession calls "disease". Since every function in the body is tied to water, it's the lack of sufficient water that triggers the various "symptoms" such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. People are taught that thirst is a reliable indicator of the need for water. But people who have symptoms as described above don't walk around thirsty all the time. Therefore, thirst is one of the last symptoms the body gives that it needs water. This is because the body will sacrifice some of its functions before it will allow its source of nourishment to become compromised.
  • I doubt I do
  • No. I hardly drink water at all.
  • Personally, yes I do. But, this is only because I am a serious track runner, and you have to stay hydrated to run well. But, I heard that the actual amount of water that you need to drink is about half your weight. Now, for most people that must be outrageous, but I weigh about 100 pounds, and 800 oz. a day may seem like a lot, but when you think about it, you only need to consume that much. You get water from everything you eat or drink. I've never tried it, but I bet it couldn't be that hard!
  • Actually I do because I work out alot
  • No I don't and the most recent studies say that you should drink only when you're thirsty. I probably confuse thirst with hunger.
    • Army Veteran
      The "drink when you're thirsty" claim is a myth - mostly. You should drink when you're thirsty, of course, but waiting until you're thirsty is not an accurate way to determine the body's need for water. The main reason the body is made up of so much water (around 75% on average) is that every function in the body is tied to water, and so it has to be available for those functions at all times. When you don't drink adequate water these functions are affected. Most of what is being labeled "disease" is the body's manifestation of its water needs. Thus, a person with high blood pressure or raised cholesterol doesn't walk around thirsty all the time - yet, it's the lack of sufficient water that triggers these issues. Thirst is one of the last signals the body gives you that it needs water. No matter how thirsty a person gets, they're still able to produce saliva. The reason is, the brain will sacrifice other organs and functions before it will cut off its source of nourishment. As we age, the perception of thirst lessens so that by the time we reach an advanced age, it's almost gone completely. This is the reason elderly people seem to suffer more health problems - because they don't drink the water they need.
  • practically a fish i love to drink h20 so much.... so... i drink a lot don't know how much exactly!
  • Yeah... Pretty much and sometimes even more than that... I am always drinking water because I am training right now... Running and Biking...
  • At work, I usually dring about 2, I sweat it all out though, at home I drink a lot of beer...
  • No. And people who say you should are wrong. It's all part of today's health fascism. You should drink enough to prevent you from being thirsty. If you do that, then you are getting enough water. It can be dangerous to drink water greatly to excess.
  • No. I usually drink between 4 to 6 cups of water each day.
  • That depends on my level of activity. Often I don't though.
  • The body is made up of approximately 75% water on average - some areas contain more: the blood is around 94% water, the brain is around 85% water, and the lungs are around 90% water. The body also loses around two quarts of water per day, mainly through kidney function, waste disposal, thermoregulation (cooling), and breathing. This doesn't include the water used in the metabolism process. Every function in the body is tied to water and water regulates these functions. Water is the transport vehicle in the body, carrying nutrients to all of the places where they are needed. Water plays a role in hydrolysis (generating energy at the cellular level), it is a lubricant, and vital for digestion, as well as many other uses. The recommended amount of water that people should drink every day is ½ their body weight in ounces of water. They should also dissolve a pinch of salt on their tongue for every 16 ounces of water they drink. Contrary to the popular myth, salt does not cause high blood pressure (although people with heart failure should modify their intake). Most people don't drink enough water and that's why they develop health problems. I try to drink a ½ gallon of water per day.
  • Weight Watchers recommends drinking half your weight in ounces of water. weigh 200 lbs, drink 100 oz water.
  • I have never measured it but I probably do
  • Probably. If I don't my kidneys hurt and I get leg cramps from my stantin.
  • The best way to ensure that you drink enough water is to drink half your weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 180lbs, you should drink a minimum of 90oz of water (90 is 1/2 of 180). You should also dissolve a pinch of sea salt (1/8 tsp) on your tongue for every 16oz of water you drink. People don't realize it, but whenever you lose water you lose salt as well. And with the medical profession demonizing salt (unjustly) the water/salt balance is not maintained.
  • Of course not...that's like 16 cups!

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