The water balance in our bodies ist the total amount of liquids we take daily. This includes water in fruits and vegetables, as well as other beverages like coffee, coke & co. Still, pure water should make up for most of your liquid intake.
You can calculate the approximate amount of water you need per day with this simple formula:
Body weight x factor
The factor depends on your age and is determined as following:
- Age unter 30 – Factor 40
- Age between 30 und 55 – Factor 35
- Age above 55 – Factor 30
For example, if you‘re 38 years old and weight 71 kg, this means:
71 kg x Factor 35, so 71 x 35 = 2485 ml
So in this case you should drink approx. 2,5 litres of water per day.
External factors should always be taken into consideration here. One such factor is the temperature outdoors, which varies depending on the season. On hot summer days you should drink more water. Don’t underestimate the winter season though, because hot air from heaters can have a dehydrating effect on the body.
Water balance in the body also depends on your physical activity. If you move a lot throughout the day or practice sports on a regular basis, you should increase your daily water intake. Read more tips on hydration during sports here.
A practical drinking bottle can remind your to drink more during the day. Find the perfect water bottle for your needs here!
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