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Here’s How To Calculate Your Daily Water Intake

We’ve heard the fuss, so here are the facts!

Source: — PNW Production

There’s been so much chit-chat recently about water–how much of it do we need, and what are the best ways to hydrate? Of course, everyone seems to understand that it’s essential, but no one has answered the hard questions. So, keep reading down below for the ins and outs of daily water intake.

The Why

Water is truly the essence of life. For 60% of the adult human body, water is necessary to keep one’s organs functioning optimally. When your body is well-hydrated, you can rest assured that you are one major step closer to being the healthiest you can be.

The amount of water you consume also plays a major role in how you look. Hydration levels affect the skin, hair and nail growth, and muscle regeneration. So, if you want to look your absolute best, then get drinking!

The How

There are two ways to calculate your recommended daily water intake—by weight and the amount of exercise you perform.

By Weight: According to U.S Health & News, adults should aim to consume half of their body weight in water for optimal daily hydration. So, take your body weight and divide it in half. The result is the amount of water (in ounces) you should aim to drink.

By Exercise and Physical Activity: On days when you work out or perform any physical activity, you should add an additional 12 ounces to your daily water intake for every 30 minutes of exercise/movement. This is because when you exercise and sweat, your body utilizes more water, and you need to consume more to replenish it. (Pssst… you can fit 11 ounces in this super cute PGS mug!)


Weighing 135 lbs, one would need to consume 67.5 ounces of water (135/2) every day for optimal hydration.

If this same individual decided to do a 1-hour long workout, they would add 24 ounces (12*2) to their daily water intake, totaling 91.5 ounces of water (67.5+24) for the day.

Don’t let these numbers scare you, though! If your daily water intake seems challenging to reach through drinking, you can always find ways to EAT your water instead!

Cheers, folks! How do you plan on upping your water intake? Let us know in the comments down below!

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