Great question. As humans are made of about 60% water (women slightly less than men), it’s uber important to maintain hydration levels.
From regulating internal body temperature (hence why we sweat during those sticky summer months) to assisting the body in flushing out waste, water is truly essential to how our body functions.
We could ramble endlessly about how important water is to our survival, but really you just want specifics. Okay, back to our original subject, how much water should I be guzzling daily?
The general rule is 2 litres (or 8 cups) of H2O per person, per day. Yep this is important, but it’s also wise to note that everybody’s recommended water consumption varies. It all depends on age, gender, weight and where you live (my water intake on scorching day in Australia, is insane.)
Don’t worry, I can hear you shouting “that was half an answer!” How about a little math to lighten the mood?
All you need to do (and whip out your phone calculators to help here) is take your weight in kg, divide by 30 (don’t ask me why) and this will give you your average daily water consumption in litres.
Here’s one I prepared earlier:
72kg / 30 = 2.4L of water per day for a person weighing 72kg.
Obviously, this is not the be all and end all. You may drink more or less depending on where you are or what you are doing each day. But using this as a basis for your daily water intake is a good place to start.