How much water should we drink every day?

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The benefits of drinking sufficient water is generally known. Drinking water helps boosting health.Numerous studies show that drinking enough water can help your immune system and give you more energy. And not only that. Water helps loosing weight, improves the digestive system, prevents dehydration, hydrates the skin and let your organs thrive. But how much water should an average person drink during a day precisely?

 

Are you drinking enough water?

Alright, so we know drinking good quality water is the basis for good health. But are you getting enough of it? How much water should you drink a day? According to the Harvard medical school, the general rule for healthy people is to drink two or three cups of water per hour. The amount of water that you need to drink per day varies for men and woman, as men need to drink slightly more. This means, that a healthy adult man living in a temperate climate will need about 3,7 liter (or around 16 cups of the Aquablu water). And healthy adult woman will need about 2,7 liters (around 12 Aquablu cups) to stay properly hydrated. These recommendations cover fluids from drinks like water, but also food. Note that 20% of our fluid intake does come from food.

Please note that the amount one should drink does verify somewhat per person or climate. There are a lot of variables that need to be taken into account. These variables can be individual: when a person is more active it can be that this person needs more water. Your overall health and/or any pregnancy should be taken into account as wel. Last but not least; the climate en environment also have a big influence on the question on how much water you should drink. Finding your golden water dosis a day is a matter of simply trying it out and see what works for you.

Your body does need more water when you are in a hot or humid climate, when you’re physically active or when you are sick like having a cold.

 

The health benefits of drinking sufficient water

 

The benefits of drinking sufficient water are endless. We already mentioned a couple in the introduction, but do you know there are even more reasons to drink water? According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Harvard Health Publishing, there are numerous proven benefits. Sufficient water keeps every system in the body functioned properly. We’ll sum some up: 

  •  Helps cleaning your body by getting rid of waste

  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells (this helps your cognitive and physical status!)

  • Keeps your temperature and blood pressure normal

  • Lubricates and cushions joints

  • Protects sensitive tissue

  • Aiding digestion

  • Preventing constipation

  • Protects organs and tissues

 

Tips for drinking more water

 Now we know drinking water is basically good for a whole bunch of aspects that influence your health. Preventing dehydration can prevent mood changes, unclear thinking or slower cognitive responses, overheating of the body and prevent the chances on constipation or kidney stones. No small feat. These are some tips that can help you drink more water:1. Carry a reusable water bottle everywhere you go.
2. Go for healthy fluids: choose water over sugary drinks for instance.
3. Always add a glass of water during your meals.
4. Always add a glass of water when you are having a cup of coffee.
5. Add a wedge of lemon or ginger to your water. Not only is it healthy, it also improves the taste.

Last but not least: implement our smart water dispenser in the office, shop or at home. This will ensure that you immediately apply all of the above. Download the brochure or contact us for more information.

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