With the rise in the number of patients being diagnosed with dehydration do you ever wonder if you intake enough water? Our body is made up mostly of water (about 60%) and 75% of that is found in our muscles. By in-taking the correct daily amount of water you can notice a difference in mood and fatigue of your body. You will start to feel better and will even notice a decrease in hunger as most of the symptoms of hunger are actually thirst.
Here is a quick calculation you can perform to decide how much water your body needs.
YOUR body weight divided by 2. This is the amount of ounces of water you shoulder drink per day. So if you weigh 100 pounds, 100/2 = 50 ounces, which is just over 6 cups of water per day.
If you are someone who runs or exercises frequently I would increase this amount to prevent joint pain and cramping that can occur with exercises.
Here is a recent article about it: 75% of Americans May Suffer from Chronic Dehydration