About 60% of human body is consisted of water and in order to function properly every single cell, tissue and organ needs water. If you want to stay energized and if you want to have a perfect body shape, you need to stay hydrated. In addition to that, proper hydration is important for food metabolizing and other important chemical reactions within human body, as well.

When the human organism is dehydrated, the metabolism starts to slow down and you cannot lose weight. According to some experts, even 1% dehydration has a negative impact on the metabolism.

Prevent overeating with water

This may sound a bit weird, but sometimes the body can mix the feeling of hunger and thirst. So, instead of drinking water you will eat, even if you are not hungry. In order to prevent this, before your meals it is advisable to drink water. If you feel hungry half an hour after you have drunk water, then you are hungry.

Dehydration can cause various health issues, including headaches, muscle cramps, dizziness, weakness, fainting, dry skin and mouth, low blood pressure, constipation, etc. If your body is chronically dehydrated, even more severe health issues may occur, including cholesterol problems, damages of the liver, joint and muscles and kidney stones.

How much water does your body need?

Medical experts explain that the quantity of daily water intake depends on the weight. Namely, more mass needs more energy, so the organism needs more water.

Below you can read how to calculate the amount of water you should drink on a daily basis.

Measure your weight

In order to get the quantity in ounces you should multiply the number by 67% (2/3).

For example, if your body weight is 120 lbs, you should drink 80 ounces of water every day.

Account for exercise: for 30 minutes of moderate to heavy exercising you should drink 12 ounces of water.

This is a water-to-weight ratio chart created by health experts.

Weight/ Daily water in ounces

100 pounds/ 67 oz.
110 pounds/ 74 oz.
120 pounds/ 80 oz.
130 pounds/ 87 oz.
140 pounds/ 94 oz.
150 pounds/ 100 oz.
160 pounds/ 107 oz.
170 pounds/ 114 oz.
180 pounds/ 121 oz.
190 pounds/ 127 oz.
200 pounds/ 134 oz.
210 pounds/ 141 oz.
220 pounds/ 148 oz.
230 pounds/ 154 oz.
240 pounds/ 161 oz.
250 pounds/ 168 oz.

How to stay hydrated:

Make it a daily routine: every morning, right after you wake up, you should drink a big glass of water. Also, you should drink a glass of water before bedtime. On this way you will get 32 ounces off the daily goal.

Small goals: buy a reusable water bottle which is environment-friendly. By using the bottle measurements you can track how much water you`ve drank. If there aren’t any marks you can draw some markers on your bottle and start by setting a small goal for that day.

Improve the taste: our advice is to add some cucumber, lemon or your favorite berries and thus improve the flavor of the water. Fruits are great way to avoid the calories and sugar contained in the commercial flavored water.