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Drinking-Water Every Day

How much water should you drink?

The daily amount of water that a child & adults need depends on factors such as age, weight, and sex. This is what my family doctor told me.

Age Range GenderTotal Water (Cups/Day)

4 to 8 years girls and Boys 7 cups

9 to 13 years girls and Boys 10 cups

14 to 18 years girls and Boys 14 cups

19 to 30 years adults can drink 2.7 liters to 3.7 liters

Water is one of the body’s most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn’t live more than a week or so without water. That’s because water is the cornerstone for all body functions. It’s the most abundant substance in the body, averaging 60 per cent of body weight. It helps keep body temperature constant at about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and it transports nutrients and oxygen to all cells and carries waste products away.

Water helps maintain blood volume, and it helps lubricate joints and body tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes, and nose.

But don’t put your water bottle or glass down just yet. While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health.

Drinking-Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

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