Do You Need to be Drinking More Water?

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Water is essential to one’s life and should be had daily. But how much water should you drink each day? With such a simple question yet a problematic answer, studies have come out with crying results and recommendations. Here is how much water you should drink daily.

Benefits of Water 

Water is your body’s main chemical component, making up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. Lack of water can lead to dehydration—a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water to carry out essential functions. Even mild dehydration can affect your energy levels.

Daily Intake

We lose water daily by doing meaningless tasks, such as breathing, sweating, and even bowel movement. Therefore, it is essential to replenish your body with water throughout the day. In the U.S., the National Academies of Science and Medicine claim that a man should intake 4 liters of water and women 3 liters of water daily. 


Drinking too much water will cause health problems for healthy adults. However, if you are not the healthiest person and over-drink, it could cause kidney issues. If you drink too much water and your kidneys cannot remove the excess water, with sodium in your blood, it can cause them to dilute. This is called hyponatremia and can be life-threatening.