16-20 eight once glasses a day, I read some where here a formula to figure it out. I was with in my target point zone. I will try to find it and post it back here.
I was on training, I keep telling my unit to drink, drink, drink, did not seem to heed my own advice and went into sever de-hydration, that was the sickest I have ever been and still able to function. I spent four hours with my head in a 55 gallon drum, and my other end, over a hole. After that I spent another ??? in a shower, where I passed out on the floor, a medic found me in the morning.
The easiest way for me to get the "required" amount of water is to keep a 1 liter (~1 quart) bottle with me at the office, and sip on it all day. I normally fill it twice at the office; once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I'll normally drink 1.5 to 2 bottles while at the office. During the course of the full day, I'm drinking 2.5 to 3 liters (about 2.5 to 3 quarts) of water per day. Once I figured out that 8 cups is about 2 quarts I decided to stop counting cups and use larger units so I don't have to keep track as much. It's much easier for me to remember I had 2 bottles than it is for me to try and remember how many cups I've had throughout the day.
At the end of the day, I'll top the bottle off and take it with me to the gym. I get my cardio in and then sip on the water while I strength train.
I do it to stay hydrated, and gauge my current levels of hydration on the color of my urine. The darker it is the lower my hydration level. The lighter the color the better my hydration. I neglected to maintain proper hydration during a field operation while I was a Marine once, and don't care to have a repeat.
Sipping on the water throughout the day gives the water time to be absorbed by my body. So, I'm not running to the bathroom every 5 minutes.
I'm also another morning coffee drinker, and the extra water helps.
They (meaning the pros. / Drís) say at very least 8/ 8 oz glasses a day (24 Hours). That is at Very Least you should drink 10 / 8 oz glasses a day. Without getting crazy it is really the more the merrier but, your body knows best stop before you hit the saturation point.
It is easy to do keep it by your side all day. If you drink 2 /16 oz glasses between getting up and eating lunch (thatís 4), 2 16 oz glasses between lunch and dinner (thatís 8), 2 / 16 oz glasses between dinner and bed time (thatís 12) and you wonít even break a sweat doing it.
The only other thing I drink besides water on most days is coffee so; I do drink a lot of it.
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