You may have heard you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. The truth is actually close to that, but depends on who you are, where you live, and how much exercise you get each day.
According to Mayo Clinic, water makes up about 60% of your body weight, and every system in your body depends on it. If you don’t get enough water, you may feel tired and can get dehydrated. That’s because your body keeps losing water through breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom. You need to keep drinking fluids to replace the water your body uses.
You know you’re drinking enough water if you are usually not thirsty and your urine is clear or light yellow.
These tips from Mayo Clinic staff will help you figure out how much water to drink every day:
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