We’ve all heard the classic rule — “Drink 8 glasses of water per day” — But is that a one size fits all recommendation? The short answer is no. Everyone’s body is different, and depending on our diet and activity level, we all need different amounts of water to keep our body functioning at it’s best.
So how much water do you really need?
Think about how much water we use and lose in one day through breathing, perspiration, urination, and bowel movements. Because we use and lose all of this water during the day, it’s important to replenish our body’s water supply. The Institute of Medicine suggests that men need about 13 cups (3 liters) of water a day, while women need about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day.
So how can you know if you’re getting enough water? Below are 5 signs that your body may be craving more. Continue reading “Are You Drinking Enough Water? How Much You Need & How To Know if You Need More”