- Its not really necessary to drink t least eight glasses of water per day.There's no evidence for the oft-repeated assertion that people need at least eight glasses of water per day. Most people get adequate hydration without "purposeful drinking" of fluids for hydration.
- 20% of the average person's daily water intake is from food. An apple is 84% water. Bananas are 74% water. Broccoli is 91% water. Even foods that you might not think of as particularly moist.
- Exercise in hot humid conditions can cause significant dehydration in as quickly as 30mins.
- While exercising most people should break for water every 20mins.
- Out of alcohol, coffee and sugar-sweetened soda, alcohol is considered to be the most dehydrating drink.
- The average adult loses 10 cups of water every day through natural bodily functions.
- You may be dehydrated if your urine looks like concentrated apple juice.
- Drinking water can help you lose weight.
- You can drink much water when exercising. The International Marathon Medical Directors Association recommends that athletes drink no more than 31 ounces of water per hour during extended exercise.
- 'Thirst' is an early warning sign of dehydration, but you should not rely on thirst alone. Other early signs are: fatigue, flushed skin, faster breathing and pulse rate, and decreased exercise capacity. Later signs include weakness, dizziness, and labored breathing.
- Water is usually as good for rehydration as sports drinks that contain electrolytes.
- The human body is mostly water: about 55% to 75%, on average (and
depending on how well hydrated you are). That's about 10 to 12 gallons
of water in your body!
Water makes up about 83% of blood, 73% of muscles, 25% of body fat, and 22% of bones.