Today I rode the espinner at the work gym. I did about 45 minutes of climbing. The virtual instructor (I have yet to figure out his name) reminded me many times to drink water. In regular classes with a live instructor usually the teacher will remind you to drink water. I personally don’t need to be reminded. I need that water as much as I need a towel to wipe off my sweat.
Go Fit Girl! explored water intake for a majority of the posts last week. It seems pretty simple, drink a decent amount of water, stay hydrated and you will receive many great benefits.
I talked about how on average I drink 80 ounces of water a day, which is 10 servings. My doctor had told me if I drank about 60 ounces a day she would be happy with that.
According to this article from the Mayo Clinic you should drink about 64 ounces of water a day. Also known as the 8X8 rule.
Is it possible to drink too much water?
According to About.com, drinking too much water is called water intoxication. The kidneys of a healthy adult can process 15 liters of water a day. (If I did my math correctly, and it is possible that I didn’t, 15 liters of water is about 510 ounces of water, which is about 64 servings of water.) That’s a lot of water!
According to Wikipedia, water intoxication, also known as hyper-hydration, water poisoning, or overhydration, is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by over-consumption of water.
I don’t think any of us are in jeopardy of drinking too much water or having water intoxication.