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This is How Much Water You Should Be Drinking According to Your Health

in Health June 20, 2016

Our body’s are made up of mostly water so, it only makes sense that we must drink water in order to stay healthy. Right? Right, here is how much water you should really be drinking per day.

One of our children’s biggest health problems right now is actually them not getting enough water. It is very important to stay hydrated. Dehydration symptoms include:

  • constipation
  • dry irritated skin
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • fever rapid heart rates
  • delirium
  • and low blood pressure

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How much water should one person drink?

It is said that one person should strive to drink at least between 25 and 50 percent of their body weight each day in ounces of water. So this being said, if you weigh around 160 pounds you should drink at least 40 oz of water a day preferably 80.

Why is water so important?

Our bodies use water for just about everything. We use water to cushion our joints, maintain the proper body temperature, keep away dry skin, etc. We are constantly losing water in many ways as well, meaning we need to replenish the supply as often as possible.

These ways include:

  • digestion
  • diarrhea
  • urination
  • sweating
  • vomiting
  • defecation
  • flushing out waste through our kidneys
  • sweating

The video below should offer a little extra help on figuring out just how much water is right for your body.