How much water do you need?

Date: Mar 20, 2018    By: Genesis Fitness

One of the simplest ways to improve your health is to drink more water. It’s so simple that most people completely overlook it.

Think about it, aside from oxygen, nothing is more important to human life than water. Without it we would die in just a couple of days, and our body is approximately 80% water. Every single cell in our body needs water to function optimally.

This brings us to the question of how much water do you need?

While there is no single answer, because everybody is different, the government recommends a minimum of 2 litres per day.

I would look at that as a minimum starting point. Increase it if you’re larger than an average person, are in a hot climate, or you work out.

If you use 3 litres as a baseline, you should be doing pretty good.

A simple test is when you go to the bathroom, your urine should always be clear. The darker it is, the more dehydrated you are. This simple test will allow you to stay on top of your hydration.

Just be aware that when you start to feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated! You should be drinking water before thirst sets in.

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