Water is essential to your health; it’s a fact and pretty much no secret. Yet, the amount of water should drink may vary from person to person. Numerous studies have shown that your water intake largely depends on each individual person. Where you live, how healthy you are and how active you are all play a large role in determining the amount of water you should consume on a regular basis.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for determining how much fluid your body needs on a daily basis. One thing is for sure…there are many health benefits of consuming water.
Water is the primary component that makes up your body. In fact, water accounts for 60 percent of your body weight. Every system of your body depends largely on water. Water can help to carry nutrients around your body, provide a moist environment for your ear, nose and throat tissues as well as flush toxins out of your organs. Water is also beneficial for dieters; water can help you to feel full, which can prevent overeating.
Too little water can also affect your body. A lack of water can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can make it difficult for your body to perform its daily functions – this can leave you feeling tired and sluggish.
Your body loses water every day. Perspiration, urine, bowel movements and breathing all cause you to lose water. As a result, you constantly need to be replenishing your water supply. As a rough estimate, the Institute of Medicine has determined that adequate water intake for men is roughly three liters per day. For women, 2.2 liters of water per day is sufficient.