Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daily Water Intake

Do you ever wonder if you are drinking enough water or what is actually the right amount to drink each day?  And what about the 8 x 8 rule  (drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day) that you hear every where these days?

I did a little searching online and found that the 8 x 8 rule is almost correct.  What you should do is take your weight and divide it by half and that number should be the minimal number of ounces you intake each day (i.e.  150 lbs / 2 = 75, 75 ounces of daily water intake).  It is a simple math equation to give you an idea of what you need.  Now there are other factors to add into this equation if you exercise or have health issues or if it is hot/humid outside.  The Mayo Clinic has a great article on this.

So do you actually drink the right amount of what is needed each day?  I know I fall short many times, but am trying hard to get my daily requirement in.  Water certainly does help me feel fuller so I don't overeat and you have to love that it is calorie free.  I know that once the summer weather comes, I drink a lot more.  Now go grab a glass of water and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I so don't drink enough water! The sad thing is, that's all I drink execpt for my morning cup of coffee and smoothie. I just don't drink much.