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Water Drinking Guidelines

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You may often hear eight glasses of water a day is the magic number, but doctors say, not necessarily. Many factors go into staying well hydrated.

Tom Schalk drinks a lot of water.
 
“I'm trying to hydrate before we get to the gym, then at the gym, then after the gym.”
 
He now guzzles 6 to 8 bottles a day.
 
“I feel like I’m doing something good for myself.”
 
So how much does the body need? A new article published in the Harvard Health Letter recommends 30 to 50 ounces a day. Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, push bacteria from your bladder, and prevent dehydration.
 
“Sometimes people say about the 8 glasses of water a day, it's really about fluids in general. Doesn't necessarily have to be water. And I think that 8 might not be the true target. I think it might be better to do more like the 30 to 50 ounces a day,” says Dr. Sharmeela Saha, University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
 
Doctors say getting enough water is not just about what you drink but what you eat too.
 
“Lettuce, spinach, fruits in general, soups...those are all things that going to have a lot of water in them as well.”
 
Martha Hileire relies on fruit like watermelon and cantaloupe for her water intake because sometimes she doesn't drink enough.
 
“It's not like you don't know you have to drink the water but you're so busy you forget to drink the water!”
 
Doctors say you should drink even more fluids when you sweat, especially during these summer months.

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