I drink between 3 and 4 litres of fluid per day and that is equivalent to about 15 tumbler size glasses. Itr does not matter too much how big a proportion of the fluids are made up of pure water as other fluids (like tea, coffee and beer) are predominantly water anyway.
Most people do not drink enough fluids, and are frequently bordering on a state of dehydration. the more de-hydrated you are the darker the colour of your urine. At proper body hydration levels your urine should be nearly colourless.
Dehydration can cause headaches and will reduce the efficiency of the muscles and other organs.
My advice is that you continue to drink more than 8 glasses of water per day.
-- Best wishes - Majikthise.
When I was a kid my dad told me that I should at least drink 8 glasses a day,and I thought its impossible for me to drink such lots of water.but as I grow up,I find my dads thought is true.now I need to drink 8 glasses of water a day and even more.I don't drink beer.I prefer to water all the way.but now I can't control myself to stop my habit drinking lots of water.I'm afraid if it goes further it may cause bad effects for my body ):
The eight glasses of water thing isnt true. Some people need more, some people need less, it all depends on the person. The best way to know if you are getting enough water is to check the colour of your urine - it should be pale yellow. If it is a strong yellow colour, you need more water, and if it is colourless, you are drinking too much. It is actually possible to be over-hydrated, and this can cause damage to your cells.
water is an essential requirement for all functions of your body. Many sources all over the internet will tell you how much to drink according to your weight, activity level, etc etc. Obviously people with kidney problems shouldn't drink as much - follow the advice of a doctor if you have any health concerns. Otherwise, anywhere between 8 - 14 glasses a day is a reasonable amount.
It is known sports nutrition advice - ask any professional athlete, sportsperson or trainer. or consult a medical "urine colour chart":
http://funadvice.com/r/14ksqdtosu2 w w.buzzle.com/articles/urine-color-chart.html
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'At proper body hydration levels your urine should be nearly colourless' uhm no. Where did you get that from? That's way too much water. And there's no way one needs more than 8 glasses of water. Unless it's particularly hot or one exercises a lot.
As to a source of the information that you call the "8 glasses a day myth" you could see what your own government advises via the food standards agency, Try Googling:
food standards agency drinking enough
my quack said 8 glasses a day is a load of crap so there you go. im a diabetic and i still dont need 8 glasses of water a day lol
oh and i dont poogle cus poogle, as we all know isnt correct 99% of the time.
"Drink at least eight glasses of water a day." Really? Is there scientific evidence for "8 × 8"? Heinz Valtin Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 283: R993-R1004, 2002.
Alright, your turn for evidence...
apparently that's two researchers stating it is a myth. Still, will get back to you on journal articles when I can.
Source of myth being http://funadvice.com/r/beh1180p9vj
I'll get back to you on actual research when I have access to research again
I personally drink 4 24 oz bottles of water a day. which is more then called for and i'm perfectly fine. Though you can overdo water.
oh i'm sorry, did this not go along with your theory of drinking soda and beer? keep on with that and see how your life goes.
my high school teacher was a doctor and he told us that you should only drink as much water as you need to stay hydrated
Not to be cynical and all, but could you maybe cite a source that I can take seriously? Like a journal article?
Damn this site's messing about with links:
buzzle.com urine colour chart
its been proven that the 8 glasses a day myth is a load of rubbish. where did you get your information?
beer? as in low cal which contains nothing and whats soda? soda water which is just fizzy water?
Everyone has a different norm. As long as you aren't exhibiting other symptoms...
I heard your SUPPOSED to drink EIGHT glasses a day.. So Yes It's Normal.
can you cite a source for that proof please?
You should drink AT LEAST 8 glasses a day.
what is this water you speak of o.O
I spoke of mineral water (: