Water for healthy skin, water for lovely tresses, water to stay fit, water to detoxify your system, it seems that water is the secret key to a healthy and perfect life, but how much water is your secret?
Since time immemorial, we all have heard, that water or should we call it H2O, is the secret ingredient for a healthy life. Be it any problem, water seems to be the first answer, but how much water is the right for you, ever wondered? Let us find out.
Eight Glass, Enough?
No one can actually state that what the right amount of water is?! But if you are into intense workout your water intake should be more than others. Usually human body uses 1 to 1.5 litres of water each day, so the usual recommendation is having 2 litres of water or the widely known 8 glasses per day theory. But during summer, it is advisable to increase your water intake, since during the summer; we sweat a lot to cool down our body.
Water For Every Gender
However, the quantity of water also differs with gender and body condition. Since men have a higher lean body mass and are heavier than women, men require more water. The usual recommendation is 2.1 litres for women and 2.6 litres for men. But ofcourse on hot and humid weather you need to drink more water than the usual to maintain the balance.
The water intake needs to alter also when you are sick, or having flu, pregnant or breast feeding. In such cases you need to have more water.
Beverages a replacement for Water?
Even though we take them in liquid form, but caffeine, aerated drinks or tea can never be a replacement for water. They tend to dehydrate your body. As a result, if you are a caffeine addict, you cannot count your cups of coffee in your water intake; instead you should be having more water to rehydrate your body
So when it comes to having water, there is no strict thumb rule. It is a magic potion, go ahead, and drink your way to a healthy life.