With these tropical temperatures we are sweating a bit with everyone. Water, a super drink. All that lost moisture must also be replenished. Is the recommended amount of two liters of water per day sufficient, or are we still better to drink a few more glasses of water?
According to the Nutrition Center it is wise to drink a glass of water every hour, even if you are not thirsty. You quickly reach two and a half to three liters a day. That also corresponds to the formula of the well-known fitness trainer. According to his guideline, you must daily at least multiply your body weight by 0.44 and divide by drinking 10 liters of water. Someone of sixty kilos must drink 2.6 liters of water according to this formula. Of course, tea and water with flavor also count for your fluid intake, just like moisture that you ingest from food.
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Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding need more fluid and can safely drink three liters of water a day. Fatigue solved by drinking water. Even people who do intensive exercise are well advised to pay attention to their fluid intake. Do you prefer to sit on the terrace all day? Do not forget to order a carafe of water with your wine. The alcohol loses more moisture, so you dry out faster.
Those who drink too little can have to deal with dehydration symptoms. You sweat less, you are thirsty, you feel drowsy and you can even faint because your blood pressure is too low. You can also get confused, because your brain cells are extra sensitive to dehydration. Prevent dehydration by always putting a (recyclable) bottle of water in your bag on hot days. Have you forgotten to drink water? Do not go digging gallons like crazy at once. Your kidneys can only handle 0.7 to 1 liter of water per hour. Drinking water helps with losing some weight.