Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Are You Drinking Enough Water?


  1. FYI.

    See Glug! You may be drinking too much … water at

    See also:

  2. I suppose this issue can be argued from both sides. Yes, it's possible to drink too much water and I've seen people who walk around with a giant water jug in their hand most of the day. I don't think it's healthy for anyone to just sit and chug down 2 gallons of water in a short amount of time (like the woman who drank a bunch of water in a contest to win a Wii). Intake should be spread out throughout the day and evening. We should listen to our body to tell us when we are thirsty. I know speaking for myself, I don't drink enough water and can tell when I'm getting dehydrated. I'm sure there are many other people who do not drink enough water too. I know a few people who never drink water at all and rely on their fluids from soda, beer and solid foods. I don't think that's healthy at all. I also don't think 5-8 glasses per day is too much.

    Thank you for the links. :)

    Here are a couple of more good links...

  3. Historically speaking, humans have rarely had sufficient sources of clean water to permit each person to drink 2 quarts per day. Water beyond basic hydration disturbs electrolyte balance, stresses the kidneys, and depletes water soluble vitamins.