Ever wanted to know exactly how much water you need to drink based on your own personal body composition.
Your body is made up of around 70% water, which is involved in every bodily function. If you lack water, then your body will try to get moisture from any liquid source in your system. It will automatically tap your blood, cell fluid, intra-cellular fluid, and even your stools and urine. When you're literally draining yourself, you're impacting your physical and mental health and here’s the big news, your speeding up your ageing process. Yes, wrinkling skin, fatigue, poor concentration, dry skin, brittle hair, cold hands, constipation and headaches are all signs of dehydration. Drinking water is a pretty simple solution to improving health, but what’s right for you….
Enter the hydration calculator. It is a nifty simple mathematic equation that allows you to work out how much of the H20 you should be aiming to drink each day. It’s based on your weight, so it’s tailored to your body’s specific needs, and is actually rather simple to work out.
The Hydration Calculator:
Your weight in kg divided by 0.024 = how many millilitres of water your body requires each day.
So, if you were to weigh 60kg, an ideal daily water intake for you is 2,500mL or 2.5L (60 dividided by 0.024).
If you weigh 75kg, you’ll need 3,125mL or 3.125L. The maths is simple, really, and is outstanding at deciphering exactly how much your body needs.
You will help your body do its job when you drink adequate water each day. And as a side-effect you might just notice clearer skin, a sharper mind, feeling more full and less bloating!
Oh, and remember, tea, coffee and soft drink do not count as part of your water tally..they in fact rob your body of water. Herbal teas do count, so go crazy with those. And if you are exercising and losing water through sweat, you may need to top your water intake up a little..