How much water should we drink?

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Being well hydrated is vitally important for us to function at our best. So how much water is enough? According to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj in his book Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, we can calculate the amount of pure filtered water we need daily by taking our bodyweight in pounds and dividing it by two. That will tell us how many ounces of water we need a day to keep our cells functioning optimally. (Weight in kilograms X 0.033 = litres per day.) You may find it helpful to measure your water, or find some way of keeping track of how much you are drinking when you are trying to create this new habit. Juice, soda, and caffeinated beverages do not count, as they are dehydrating to our systems. If your urine is clear to very pale yellow, you are well hydrated. Congratulations!

6 Comments »

  1. Loraine Mathe said,

    September 10, 2009 @ 4:01 am

    thank you. very informative

  2. Bibhor said,

    February 7, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    nice information. we all know that drinking water is important but how much to drink that is a vital question.

  3. PAWAN SOMANI said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 5:22 am

    thanks a lot for such a vital suggestion

  4. Alexander said,

    May 14, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    I think a simpler formula for how much water to consume is simply half your body weight in ounces. I used your formula and came up with the same number both ways, but there was a lot less conversion with taking half your body weight in ounces.

  5. Gloria said,

    May 27, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Re Alexander’s note..am I missing something? According to Dr Batman’s report,
    “we can calculate the amount of pure filtered water we need daily by taking our bodyweight in pounds and dividing it by two”. My weight is 128lbs..my required amount of water is 64oz. I thought that that was quite simple.

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