If you can answer that question honestly with a Yes, then you are on the right track. You can tell if you’re not if your pee is saturated with color, or if it is clear, like the toilet water you are peeing into, you’re a rockstar!
You know you’re drinking enough water if you go from always tired, consistent headaches, and unhealthy skin, to full of energy, head held high, and clear skin! The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. The average adult human body is 50-65% water, averaging around 57-60%. The percentage of water in infants is much higher, typically around 75-78% water, dropping to 65% by one year of age. The fact that we are made up mostly water is more evidence that we need to feed our bodies water consistently.
How much water should we consume on the daily? This number is very tangible, it has many variables. How old you are, how much exercise you’re doing, your age, everything. So how do we find out how much water we should be drinking? Here’s an answer I got from Mayo Clinic.
“The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
- About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
- About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.”
This a good number to start at. But most people can hydrate themselves based on how dehydrated they feel. Others will never know that they are getting drowsy because of the lack of water intake. So my question to you is, did you drink enough water today?