Water is more essential to us than anything else in the world. We should drink plenty of water every day, as our body is largely made up of water and we lose about half a liter of water a day through our skin and breathing. The human body can withstand several weeks without food. However, if we don't drink water, depending on the ambient temperature, activity level, state of health, age and many other factors, we cannot survive even for a week. Our body would simply dry out without hydration. Water is the main means of transport for blood, urine and sweat. Today you will find out what percentage you are made of water and how much water you should drink every day. I will also give you 10 good reasons to drink enough water every day and show you how you can easily integrate drinking enough water into your everyday life.
This fact alone underscores how important it is for us to drink enough water. The average water balance is around 65%, but it differs depending on the age. While infants consist of around 90% water, older people only have a water content of around 60%. How can that be? As we get older, we lose vitality, just like our cells. The feeling of thirst also decreases with age, which is why we are less aware that we are drinking too little as we get older.
How much water should we drink a day?
Again and again you hear different liter figures. But how much water should you really take in every day? Doctors recommend drinking around 2 to 4 liters of water a day. This value does not only have to be achieved by drinking water: we also take in a large part of the daily fluid requirement through fruit or dairy products and ensure that our body is adequately supplied with water. We have learned that our fluid requirements differ depending on the ambient temperature, activity, state of health or age. Anyone who does a lot of sport sweats and loses a lot of fluids. Therefore, when we are more active, we have a correspondingly higher fluid requirement. Water is a real coolant for our body during physical activity.
A real food hype has broken out in our society today. Many pay special attention to what they eat. This is a good thing, but our drinking habits are often forgotten because most people drink too little during the day. Everyone knows the feeling of being thirsty. But this feeling shouldn't arise in the first place, because it means that you already have a fluid deficit. By the way: Alcoholic beverages such as beer remove more fluid from the body than the beer does. It is optimal to drink pure water that can directly support your metabolism.