To drink water, a habit that it is definitely easier to say than to do. Sometimes I feel than to drink 8 glasses of water a day could be a challenge. I admit that is not a habit for me, I don’t do it naturally, I actually have to force myself to do it. In fact, sometimes I have to set up a reminder on my phone every hour, or drink 1/2 cup every time I go to the bathroom (that’s for sure one of the downsides of it -the innumerable trips to the bathroom a day). But if you think about the benefits of drinking enough water on a daily bases, those trips to the Waterloo are just a small price to pay.

But what is enough? Too much of something as good as water could be dangerous. According to “Water intoxication, also known as water poisoning or hyper-hydration, is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits by over-hydration.”

In order to keep it safe here is an easy formula to calculate the right/safe amount of water to consume THE DAYS YOU EXERCISE:

-Multiply your weight in Kg by 60 and that will give you the number of ml of water that should be consume on a very active day (workout day).

For example, if a person weights 108 lb you just have to divide 108/2.2 = 49kg

49×60= 2,940ml = 2.9 Lt… That would be the right amount of water for that person to drink that day.

The days you don’t exercise between 2-3 Lt of water is a good amount.

To conclude, the consumption of water is determined by your weight and your level of physical activity.

Here is a short video that I made,  to remind us of some of the benefits of AGUA!


Love, Gaby

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