Answering a question: How much water does the body need daily? In fact, the amount of water your body needs depends on several factors, including your health, physical activity, and where you live, so there is no single answer that works for all people, says Mayo Clinic researchers.
If we look at an adult of normal weight living in a temperate climate, we find that the amount of urine is about one and a half liters, or about 6 glasses. It also comes out of its body about a liter throughout the day through the air coming out of the lung during exhalation, the sweat produced by the sweat glands in the skin, and fluids that come out with natural stool. That is to lose about two and a half liters a day.
If you drink about eight glasses of clear water, or from other liquids in fruit juice, tea, coffee, and soft drinks, you drink two liters of water. If they eat healthy diets, which contain fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, etc., they provide another half-liter of water. In other words, it will compensate for the shortage lost during the day.
But things don’t always work out that way, because there is physical activity that a person can do if they are keen on physical exercise or walking. Because the air is warmer, you will lose more water through sweat and through the air out of the lung as you breathe.
The medical advice of the US National Health Service is to drink 3 liters of fluid for men, about 13 cups. And 2.2 liters of fluid for women, almost 9 glasses.
There are two officers to pay attention to, because they represent the body’s appeal to humans about the adequacy of the amount of water in the body. First, a thirsty feeling. If you feel thirsty you should not neglect this feeling, and take the initiative to drink water. The second, the most important and most accurate, is the color of urine, as the most important and most accurate sign of a sufficient amount of water in the body, is the excretion of urine with a transparent color or a very light yellow color. If you observe the color of your urine, know whether you need to drink more water or whether you drink enough.
We should note the need to drink more water during physical exercise, by drinking a cup before starting, and a cup after or during.
Hot or low humidity climates also require more water. Living in high areas, over 8,000 feet, increases the frequency of urination and the frequency of breathing. Diarrhea, vomiting, or fever may lead to the body losing a significant amount of fluid that must be compensated, but the condition of people with weak heart, kidney, liver or gland disorders should be considered. In these cases you should consult your doctor directly about the amount of water allowed to drink during the day. He is also asked about signs of deficiency, signs of increased, amount of water in the body in these patients.
Pregnancy and lactation are conditions that require attention to the amount of drinking water. According to the guidelines of the National Health Foundation, an adult woman is required to drink about 2.2 liters of fluid during the day, as provided. However, the guidelines mentioned an important detail: pregnant women should drink 2.3 liters, and nursing mothers should drink 3.1 liters of fluids during the day.