How frustrating is it when new research contradicts older research? We think, pretty frustrating. But, since we’re always learning new things, it’s bound to happen.
Here’s the good news on that “8 x 8” thing you’ve always heard about the fluids you drink. It’s pretty close. And it is easy to remember: eight 8 oz. beverages during the day is a decent minimum of consumption. Per our friends at The Mayo Clinic, n average, for healthy adults living in a temperate climate, men need approx. 3 liters (13 cups) and women 2.2 liters (9 cups) of liquid.
Short bouts of exercise means you’ll need to add 1½-2½ cups more. For longer or more intense exercise, you might switch to a sodium-replacing sports drink, as well as increasing the volume.
Other conditions like heat, humidity, altitude, illness will increase your fluid needs.
More good news: food provides about 20% of your total water intake, and the weight of many fruits and veggies is 90% or more water! Plus, all of your fluid intake counts, though good ol’ water is still one of your healthiest and lowest cost choices.
Bottom line: drink up!
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