Everyone knows that they need to drink water everyday, but getting enough isn’t always easy.

For most people, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality or level of health, the benefits of drinking more purified, clean water are plentiful. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear regarding water intake.

How much water should I drink every day?

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In order to give you the most specific answer to this question, we put together a nifty chart that you can refer to whenever you are not sure if you are drinking enough water. 1 glass = 8 ozs.

Weight (lb) Light Activity Moderate Activity Strenuous Activity
115 9 glasses 9.5 glasses 10 glasses
125 9 glasses 10 glasses 11 glasses
150 9 glasses 10 glasses 11.5 glasses
175 9.5 glasses 10.5 glasses 12.5 glasses
200 9.5 glasses 11 glasses 13.5 glasses

Do I really need to drink a lot of water?

Yes! Water provides necessary support for almost every bodily function. Your body needs water to perform all of the following:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Carrying nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
  • Moistening oxygen for easier breathing
  • Removing waste
  • Converting food into energy
  • Protecting and cushioning vital organs
  • Cushioning vital organs
  • Bones are 22% water
  • Muscles are 75% water
  • Easing joint motion

Do I need to drink more water at higher altitudes?

When you’re high above sea level, you’ll need to drink more water to stay healthy because of the extra stress your body endures. Similarly, to combat low humidity levels on airplanes, drink one 8-ounce serving of water for every hour in the air.

Does winter cold affect how much water I should drink?

The colder it gets outside, the more energy your body requires to maintain a 98.6 degree temperature and the more water your body needs. So be sure to drink extra water in cold weather.

Should I drink more water when I’m sick?

Maladies such as pneumonia, the flu or even the common cold can lead to dehydration, which will leave you feeling even sicker. Be sure to up your water intake when you’re not feeling well.

Should I drink more water when I’m out in the heat?

If you plan to spend considerable time outside in warm weather, add at least one or two extra 8 oz servings to your recommended daily amount.

Do pregnant women need to drink more water?

Due to high concentrations of water in breast milk, nursing mothers require eight to twelve 8-oz servings of water a day. In addition, you’ll gain as much water weight as baby weight when you are pregnant. This comes from an increase in blood volume, amniotic fluid and tissue fluids — and drinking enough water will help regulate those functions.

For more information about the high quality purified water from Hanson Beverage Service, please contact us here or call us directly at 800.439.6901.