Water, Water Everywhere


Our bodies are all different, and the amount of water we need may be different too, depending on where we live, our age and health, how active we are and other factors. There is no one amount of water that is perfect for everyone.

What is the same is that about 60% of our body weight is water (74% in newborns). This means the body is made up of more water than anything else and plays a major role in keeping our body working as it should.

The water we lose each day in our breath, sweat, urine and bowel movements must be replaced in the body to prevent dehydration. How much? The Institute of Medicine suggests that women need 9 cups of liquids/day and men about 13 cups/day.

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