How Much Water Should You Drink?
Can You Drink Too Much Water? Is that even possible?!
The idea for this blog/video came to me during my yearly physical, when the medical student assisting with my physical told me that it’s not possible to drink too much water. I was CRINGING inside and just kept my comments to myself considering she was already very nervous! But I know that SO MANY PEOPLE think that statement is true!
It actually IS possible to drink too much water, especially when you are drinking high volumes of water in a short time frame, such as when athletes are trying to stay hydrated during a game or match. Or maybe you’re just working on increasing your daily water intake, and you just start pounding it down!
You would think, “the more, the better”, right? But drinking too much or too little water can be life-threatening. So it’s EXTREMELY important that you understand how much you should be drinking and how to gauge your proper consumption.
A general rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in fluid ounces every day. But, this can vary depending on your activity level, electrolyte consumption, and several other factors. I personally aim for a gallon of water a day, and carry my insulated ISO JUG to make sure I always have it with me throughout the day. Otherwise, I’m buying water bottles left and right, OR I don’t reach my daily water goal!
Camera: iPhone 8 Plus