Drinking adequate water is essential to stay healthy and keep many ailments at bay. Here are some FAQ’s that our doctors have addressed so that patients can get a clear understanding of the importance of drinking water in the right quantity.
Why is it essential to drink water?
Although one can survive without eating any food for days altogether, it is difficult to survive without water. It is a source of some essential nutrients for life. 70% of our body is made up of water. Water is essential for hydration, recovery, digestion, satiation and many other important functions.
Drinking how much water every day is sufficient for an individual?
It is easy to determine from one’s urine as it should be colorless and odourless. The requirement of water is said to be different in men and women – for men it should be 3 litres and for women it should be 2.2 litres.
Is it essential to drink eight glasses of water everyday?
Yes, it is highly recommended. But this is just the basic fact. There are other factors that might increase water intake like exercise, climatic conditions, sweating, illness and pregnancy to name a few. But one should always aim to consume more and more water.
How can one develop the habit of drinking water?
It can be started early like as soon as you wake up in the morning you can consume a glass of water. This can be followed with drinking with meals or before meals. One should also keep sipping water while exercising or doing any physical activity.
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