How Much Water Should You Drink?
May 10, 2022
Ariella Jacobs

Forgetting to drink water is a common mistake, especially if you are a coffee drinker. But you have to remember that your body really does need water and not the little that you get from drinking a cup of coffee or two. Remember that your body is made up of water and that your liver and kidneys need water to stay hydrated. Now, are you drinking enough water, too little water, or too much water? That’s right you can actually drink too much water. So you may be wondering how much water should you actually be drinking. Well, let’s find out.

 

As an adult, you have probably heard that you need to drink at least eight liters of water a day. This is the average recommended amount. Now if you are very active you or it is summer it is always recommended that you try and drink a bit more. You see when you are active your body tends to sweat more which in turn makes you lose water. Drinking more water will help you keep your body and organs hydrated. Staying hydrated will also help you avoid getting headaches and even feeling lightheaded. If your body doesn’t get the right amount of water you may even end up fainting.

 

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If you live in a city where you experience hot summers of 100 degrees and more. Then staying hydrated should be your number one focus when spending time in the sum. You may not know this but even though your body needs water to function, you can also drink too much water. When you have drank too much water your body will try its best to let you know. You will notice that you might have a sore stomach, and get random headaches. But that’s not all, you may end up going to the toilet more and your feet may even swell up.

 

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