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How Much Water Should We Be Drinking?

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We all know how important it is to make sure we’re hydrated through out our day, however for many it can be hard reaching that ‘eight glass a day’ target.

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water, bodyweight, dehydration, san pelSo it leads us to question whether such a target is too much or too little and; does it apply to us all? For the fitness fanatics? And the 9-5 workers?

A theory making the rounds is that the amount of water you need to drink equates to how much you weigh. For every 20 kilograms, you should be drinking a litre of water.

To calculate how much you should be drinking, divide your body weight by 20 and you are left with the amount of litres you should be drinking.

For example: I weigh 50kg. Divide by 20. I should be drinking 2.5 litres a day.

This will vary depending on whether you day consists of exercise – whereby you’re encouraged to drink more before, during and after.

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Always consult with a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. These suggestions are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice.

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