As you know, water is a thing that all of us can’t live without. Water help us lose weight, keep fit, have a beautiful skin, improve the functions of the brain and so on. Besides, water is also easy to find and drink, and especially it’s so cheap. Drinking water every day is good for your health. Our body always need water, but we often just drink water when we thirsty. This is the bad habit that harmful to your health seriously. No everyone know how much water should we drink a day, so just read this article and find out the answer as well as know some tips about drinking water:
How much water should we drink a day?
Depend on each subject, we have a different way to drink water less or more. But you can refer the level below to have the true answer for the question “how much water should we drink a day?”
|Demographic||Daily recommended amount of water (from drinks)|
|children 4–8 years old||5 cups, or 40 total ounces|
|children 9–13 years old||7–8 cups, or 56–64 total ounces|
|children 14–18 years old||8–11 cups, or 64–88 total ounces|
|men, 19 years and older||13 cups, or 104 total ounces|
|women, 19 years and older||9 cups, or 72 total ounces|
|pregnant women||10 cups, or 80 total ounces|
|breastfeeding women||13 cups, or 104 total ounces|
Some tips about drinking water in a day
Drink 1-2 glass of water after get up
After a long night, your body will be lost a large amount of water, so you need provide water for it in order to can start a new day with a lot of energies. Besides, drinking 1-2 glass of water in the morning after get up will help you discharges toxins, increase the function of immune system and accelerate the process of metabolism. You can mix water with honey or lemon to make a delicious beverage to drink.
Drink water before and after workout
Water is really necessary for you when you do workout. Before do exercises, you should drink water to have more energy. Water is so good for your muscles, body and weight. It makes the blood circulation work faster and better. In addition, after workout, you will feel tired and don’t have energy, so you should drink enough to replace for the lack of water that you lost.
Drink more water in daytime than in night
In daytime, you have a lot of work to do, such as studying, playing sports, working, cleaning house… So, all these things take a lot of your energy, and certainly, you need water more than in night – just sleep or relax. Just drink a lot of water in daytime to have a perfect day and drink less water to have a good night without have to go to the toilet.
Drink more water when you get sick
When you get sick, your body will be weak. That mean in that time, your body need the large amount of water to against disease. Water is not only a beverage but also a medicine. Besides, water is also good for the women who pregnant and breastfeeding.
Don’t drink too much water
You shouldn’t drink less water in a day, you shouldn’t drink too much water, too, because it will influence your health badly. Experts show that, when you drink too much water, the extra water can dilute the electrolytes in your blood. In that time, you will get some symptoms that make you ill, such as confusion, headache, fatigue, nausea… So, just drink enough (2-3 liter per day), don’t drink too much or too less.
Just water, not alcohol or caffeine
When you thirsty, you often drink soda, coca or coffee instead of water because it’s so delicious. Although they help you don’t feel thirsty, that’s all the harmful beverages, and it cannot be replaced for water. Just try to give up this habit and drink water instead of to get a strong body and strong health.
Drinking on time
Experts show that this is the standard time to drink that you shouldn’t missed. Just read and follow it.
- 7h: drink 1-2 glass of water.
- 9h: drink to start a new day.
- 11h30’: drink water before lunch 30 minutes.
- 13h:30’: drink water after lunch to keep the nutrition in your body.
- 15h: drink a cup of tea like water.
- 20h: drink water after dinner and before take shower.
- 22h: drink the last glass.
If you do follow this timetable, you can get a healthy body easy and quick.