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How Many Glasses of Water Do You Drink Daily?

The health benefits of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water continue to fall under scrutiny. However, being dehydrated can slow down your metabolism. When it is hot and humid, and you're exercising regularly, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after working out. With all this in mind, I want to know, on average . . .

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CanadianAlissa CanadianAlissa 8 years
i drink about a Liter every 2 hours during the day, after 7PM i try not to drink more than a glasses an hour. during the average work day i drink about 4-5L or 1-1.5 Gallons, plus 6-8 glasses in the evening. i get unbearably thirsty without water. if i have a coffee, tea, juice or soft drink, i have to drink a bottle of water right after, otherwise i have insane dry mouth.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I usually get about 9 cups of water in a day, I have a 3 cup bottle that gets filled about 3 times and sometimes a little more. I may have to pee a lot because of it but at least my skin looks great and I rarely get breakouts anymore which I'm sure is because of the extra water. If I happen to only drink 4-6 cups in a 2 or 3 day span my skin gets dry and I wake up with a pimple.
jo_jo_ba jo_jo_ba 8 years
At a minimum I down 4 1/2 L (18 cups) of the clear stuff a day, plus a litre of low sodium seltzer with dinner and about 4 cups of herbal tea. Keeps me nice and hydrated - hard to do!
pookie-poo pookie-poo 8 years
I drink too little. I just dont like the flavor (or lack of) at all. If only water would taste like coke....
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I drink about 96 - 108 oz per day. I sweat a lot.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Probably not as many as I should. I drink about 30 ounces or so during my workout and another 20 throughout the day.
rebelkate rebelkate 8 years
I keep a 12oz stainless travel cup at my desk and refill it with green tea all day, it is like my pacifier! I take it to all meetings with me and as soon as I finish it I immediately make another. I have also gotten hooked on water with ice and sliced lemons and limes. I grab one at lunch every day and keep refilling the cup with ice and water all afternoon.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
I have an off day occasionally, but I drink a lot of water. I always wonder. How do you count the water that you drink as you are working out. I usually don't count it, assuming that it equals what I sweat out. I have a 36-40 oz bottle that I try to drink 3 of a day. Maybe once a day I will flavor with a crystal light packet. The aspartame isn't great for me, but it ceases the craving for a soda or lemonade or something.
GwenCaprica GwenCaprica 8 years
Definitaly more than 8 glasses a day...Sometimes I even think I drink too much...but I hope there is no such thing as too much water ;)
chakra_healer chakra_healer 8 years
I drink about 3 litres of water per day. But, usually few other liquids, except soy milk w/ cereal and juice from eating fruit.
danizzle danizzle 8 years
i am TRYING to curb my coffee and diet coke addcition. a great tip i picked up from shape magazine to keep up with my water intake was buying a set of funky colored bangles (8 of them to be exact... 3$ at walmart) and with each glass i drink, i either move it to the other wrist, or take it off. by the end of the day if i stil have all my bangles on my right hand, i know i didnt drink enough water (and probably to much dc and coffee!) hope this helps some of you! :)
1apple 1apple 8 years
About 14-16 glasses per day. I barely drink anything other than water.
kristints kristints 8 years
I used the calculator here on Fitsugar to see how much water I should be drinking and now I use the iPhone app WaterWorks to track my intake and be sure I get my 128oz a day
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I drink at least 6 every day and most days it's closer to 8. I keep a big water bottle at my desk and fill it up several times.
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Extremely variable. If I'm outside running around or exercising, I drink enormous amounts of water. Otherwise, though, I don't worry about it.
delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
I drink usually between 5 and 8 glasses, which should be half a bottle.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
usually between 5 and 8 but to be honest it could be more. i usually have one of those large water bottles filled at my desk that i drink all day and refill and drink, and i have the same at home.
cg130 cg130 8 years
Probably 8 every day, maybe a few more, maybe a few less. I drink even when I'm not thirsty, and I feel way more energized than I used to when I only drank about 2 glasses of water a day.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Several, several. More than 8 glasses a day.
Banzai Banzai 8 years
Chrstne I'm the same way too! I never feel thirsty, however seeing my s-i-l. in pain from a kidney stone ( not enough water intake) I've decided I don't want to go through that and have been drinking lots of water even if I don't feel thirsty. I do put some Acai Berry powder in my water to make it more tasty.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I drink about 6 or more a day. But Ii also drink a lot of tea so I guess that counts as well.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Wow...I either have none, or just one. It's so bad, and I know I should drink more. I just never "feel" thirsty.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I used to never drink anything. A glass of liquid would last me all day. Now I drink so much and I'm constantly going to the bathroom because of it. I use crystal light at home which I have found has really increased my intake of liquids (I probably go through 2L every day) and at work I drink 3-4 16 oz. bottles of water (with the crystal light to go) too. Definitely get 64 oz. every day.
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