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How Much Water Do We Really Need to Drink?

Does the saying that you need eight glasses of water a day actually hold water? Trace looks at how much H2O you really need to drink to keep your body in prime shape.

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The water in you

“Think of what you need to survive, really just survive. Food? Water? Air? Facebook? Naturally, I’m going to concentrate on water here. Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.”

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“Origins: “You need to drink eight glasses of water per day to be healthy” is one of our more widely-known basic health tips. But do we really need to drink that much water on a daily basis?”

How Much Water Do I Actually Need to Drink Every Day?

“Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard you need eight glasses of water every day, but I’ve also heard that it might be more or less. Some say too much water is bad, and many more say too little is bad. How can I know if I’m getting the right amount if nobody really knows what that amount is? Please help!”

Water in your body

“On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells.”

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