Every form of life on Earth needs water to survive. But how much does a person have to drink in order to be healthy and practice the active wellness lifestyle? It really depends on the individual and there are different opinions from researchers and health authorities.
Everyone agrees that the human body is about 60 of water, and we are constantly losing water from sweat, urine and other body substances. We therefore drink water to replenish the water and prevent dehydration. Water is needed for virtually all bodily functions, including rinsing toxins from organs, transporting nutrients into cells, steaming joints and digesting food.
When the water content in the human body falls below a certain level, we feel thirsty. In general, we don’t have to think about it, just as we don’t have to think about breathing. It happens and we reach for water to rehydrate it. As simple as this process is, this automatic thirst mechanism loses accuracy with age. Therefore, older people should be more conscious and hydrated throughout the day, even if they do not seem thirsty.
People’s water needs vary depending on age, weight, physical activity, general health status and the climate in which they live. If you live in a hot climate, you sweat more and need more water. If you have a job that requires strenuous work, you need more water than someone sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned office. For women, a total of 2.7 liters of liquid per day, including all drinks and water-rich foods (fruit, vegetables, etc.). For men, the recommendation is a total of 3.7 liters of liquid per day, including all drinks and water-rich foods.
That sounds a lot now – but with a fresh diet, they feed much of the fluid to their body through their diet.
For children and adolescents it is recommended: usually six to eight cups a day, in addition with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Again, the amount varies depending on the activity.
Signs of dehydration are often headaches and fatigue.
To make the body absorb even better, it is recommended to drink clean, filtered water.
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