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  1. Akira

    Akira Member

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    Water intake

    It's common knolwedge that if you want to be healthy you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. But how much water is that?

    Currently drinking around 1.5L a day and on the weekend i will be upping it to 3L because i have a grading to go to on monday and everyone is telling me to stay hydrated.

    i've done a few google searches but everything is giving me answers in ounces, and will only tell me how much to drink if i've excercised that day.

    So how much should i drink daily (in liters) to stay adequately hydrated?
     
  2. Ting

    Ting IncGamers Member

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    Enough to keep you pissing clear all day. Try not to drink 2 hours prior to bed time, it'll keep you up constantly with pre-piss feelings. I drink lots of water to prevent soreness and heal it because I do a lot of psycho soccer game to basketball pick-up games to tennis match type maneuvers. If I drink soda, I usually drink 3 times that amount of water just to flush it out.
     
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    publius IncGamers Member

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    I recall reading somewhere that the "8 cups of water" rule was actually wrong. Someone made a wrong calculation and came up with a very high figure.

    I did a quick Google search and came up with this.
     
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    Interesting read, i guess i'll stick to 2-3L per day this weekend.
     
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    If 8 glasses @ 8oz = 64 oz, you'll be fine with 2L (67.8 oz)

    If I have to convert back and forth betweeen English and Metric, you should too ;)
     
  6. Akira

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    But, but, i'm so lazy....
     
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    8 glasses = 2litres siplist way to do it...buy a litre water bottle or pop bottle, and fill it twice a day
     
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    Or drink so much that you can write your name in the snow with 50 foot letters.
     
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    Or buy a 2-liter and fill it once a day. That's what I do.

    It's a little too much, if I recall. I want to say that the 8 8oz glasses a day failed to consdier the water you get from foods and such.
     
  10. Akira

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    i live on campus so that sort of efficient, cheaper, more-for-less method is strongly discouraged, i have about 6 500ml bottles lying around (i used to have 10 but the number fluctuates everytime i go drinking :scratch: ) so i use those instead.
     
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    That's no fun to drink out of, unless you have a glass to pour into
     
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    Dang, I googled for info and learned that you aren't allowed to replace some of the water with beer. And I was up to about 2 liters a day for a while there.
     
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    Speak for yourself. I drink almost exclusively out of 2-liters. The less dirty dishes I make, the more I can complain about the ones the roomies make.
     
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    You can actually OD on water. People have died from it who have an affliction wherein they become addicted to drinking water and as a result drink massive quantities for the stuff.

    But as for me, I almost always have a litre bottle of water with me. I usually drink about 6-7 litres a day.
     
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    Almost all beverages you drink are over 50% water anyways. Unless you drink whole milk.

    As long as you have clear piss your drinking enough.
     
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    Hmmm I wonder why its so hard for me to drink water in the morning. I usually drink water all day long after noon, but in the morning my stomach only accepts coffee.

    edit: AJ; you may want to reconsider using a cup. Mad bacteria gets going in the bottle after prolonged use, thats why we use cups. Easier to wash.
     
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    50% is a low figure even for milk. The problem with soda is it has sugar (mild diuretic), carbonation (diuretic), and caffeine (diuretic). That means that while you may pee clear drinking coke it will lower the actual amount of fluid in your body. what you want is enough water to flush out what needs to be flushed out with out drinking so much that your blood becomes hypotonic (too diluted). lucky for us it's pretty darn hard to make your body hypotonic. really just about the only thing you can't have too much of is calcium. It's one of the few substances your intestines will stop absorbing once your body has enough.

    EDIT: the water bottle bacteria thing isn't as bad as they say as long as the water bottle is in constant use. If you let the thing sit there full for a week I'd wash it out first though. If you are worried then just put a little soapy water in there and shake.
     

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