We’ve all heard the fact that the human body is 60% water, and it is indeed true. So considering that more than half of our body is made up of it, it makes sense to keep ourselves hydrated, but how much is enough?
We need to drink water in order to keep our immune system functioning, as well as other major functions within our body. Every cell in our body uses water, and so we need to provide fresh and clean water to these cells to allowing them to keep working. This means that if you have more cells in your body, you need to take on more water to replenish these cells. This is why there isn’t a single given answer to how much water we need to drink. We all have different bodies that come in a variety of different sizes, and someone who weighs 60kgs is going to need less water than someone who weighs 100kgs. It is estimated that the average person requires about 9-10 glasses of water per day to maintain a healthy level of hydration, but the easier way to keep track of this is to drink a glass of water every hour to hour and a half. If you are doing exercise, you will be working your cells more than usual and so will need more water. You can also tell how hydrated you are by the colour of your urine. The clearer your urine is, the more hydrated you are, and you can use this to gauge whether you should be drinking more water or not.