It’s the question that gets asked repeatedly, how much water should you drink a day? The standard answer is generally 8 glasses of water a day. But how much is 8 glasses? Does it depend on your weight if your body is made up of two thirds water?
How much water should you drink daily?
To make it easier on yourself, aim for 2.5L of water a day. Keep in mind you can also obtain small amounts of water from the food you eat. We recommend glass bottle water to help reduce your bodies intake of toxins commonly found in plastic water bottles.
Above refers to how much water on a NON workout day.
Example: A 60kg weight person on average would need 2.340 litres on a non vigorous training day to cover their base needs.
Should you increase your water intake if you exercise regularly?
If you’re sweating then the answer is yes. Your body loses water through sweat so it is important to replenish your fluids before, during and after a workout. How much you need to drink can depend on your height, weight, age, and the intensity of the workout. If you’re not hydrated your body can’t perform at its highest level.
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Why you shouldn’t drink out of plastic bottles
Plastic water bottles can release small amounts of chemicals into the water, which you then ingest. The level of chemicals leaked can depend on a variety of factors such as if the plastic bottle or container is heated up. An example of this may be leaving your plastic water bottle in the car on a hot day.
Can water help you to lose weight?
Water can help to supress your appetite. Your body can often confuse dehydration for hunger. Studies have shown that drinking water can instigate a metabolic boost as your body works to heat the temperature of the drinking water. Icy cold water can burn even more kilojoules. Drinking water also helps to improve the digestive system by aiding in waste removal from the digestive tract.
Finally, not only does drinking water improve your physical body, it is said it can help with your mental state. The simple act of carrying around a bottle of water can act as a reminder to make healthier choices.