How Much Water Do You Need Daily?
Posted on July 1, 2015
- You need to drink at least enough water daily to replace the water that your body normally loses through perspiration, waste removal, and other functions (such as water lost as vapors by the lungs as you exhale).
- You will lose more water, and need to replace more water, if it is very hot outside, if you exercise vigorously, if you drink a lot of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, if you have a fever, or if you are losing water through vomiting or diarrhea.
- You need at least 2 quarts, or eight to ten 8-ounce glasses, of water daily; this amount is the minimum requirement to stay hydrated. If you exercise, especially in hot weather, you should increase your intake to 3 to 4 quarts daily.