MORE IDEAS FROM The truth about hydration: should you drink eight glasses of water a day?
New findings show that how much we need to drink may vary with our activity levels, the weather, and our physiology.
Other drinks like milk, beer or even coffee provide good levels of hydration. Instead of following the thumb rule of 2 liters of water a day, we can adjust our intake so that we are hydrated adequately.
With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
In short, yes: There is such a thing as drinking too much water.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The one thing we can do to prevent chronic illness is long-term hydration.
Achieving a state of hydration is possible. The popular rule is eight cups of water a day. However, there is no one-size-fits-all. A better practice is to drink half your weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, your body will need 60 ounces of water a day.
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