Your water intake

Who knows what their daily water intake should be? There are many different ways to calculate this but I love to use a specific method.

There is a generic “you should drink 2 litres a day” opinion. But how can this be for each person as an individual. I believe it can’t as we are all an individual, with an individual volume of water within the body. Our bodies are made up of 66% water. If we are all different sizes and shapes, our water levels must differ.

So, looking at this theory I use a calculation that’s great for each person and simple. You need to measure your weight in kg and then multiply it by 0.033. This will give you your unique water intake level. It acts as a great marker and will aid you in thinking about drinking more water, which is what your body thrives on.

Drinking the right amount of water has many benefits. I find that when I’m well hydrated my energy levels are great and I feel less lethargic. I also have a better mental focus. Besides this, water supports your digestive system, flushing through toxins.

Some things that DO count as good water intake:

  • Tap/Filtered/Bottled water
  • Fruit Tea
  • Herbal/Green Tea

Some things that DO NOT count as a good water intake:

  • Tea or Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Fruit Juices or Cordial (due to sweeteners and sugar levels)

Live Well!


James Brereton

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