How Much Water Does My Body Need?

How much water does my body need everyday?

We are all individuals united in our basic needs for life - love, food, water, and shelter. What we differ in, is the amount of these needs each one of us requires for optimum health. A simple equation helps us figure out how much water we need on a daily basis.

If we take our weight and divide that in half, the remaining number is the amount of water we need in ounces daily. For example, a 200 pound person would need 100 ounces of water daily, where as a 110 pound person would only need 55 ounces. That is quite a difference from the 64 ounces per day we are taught!

Keep in mind, this number may be different for someone who is breastfeeding or for a person on medication to maintain lower blood pressure. In addition to our individual amounts of water we also have individual needs which may not be taken into account from this simple equation.