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Today I'm going to break my record!


Posted by Ron G.

10 cups of water is my target for the day. I'm at the 5th one, so I need to accelerate my pace now. Easy! will report...
 
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Hi Ron:

How much water is too much in one day???

Kristin

That's cool. I plan on drinking 24 cups a day.

Hi Trent!
Just wanted to make a quick comment and send you a warning about drinking 24 glasses of water/day. I am a relatively very active person and I work out an average of 1.5 hours/day. I did choose the number of 12 cups of water per day after consulting with my wife who is at the Medical School at Stanford, as well as with a couple of my friends who are MD's. I think that you should consult a doctor before drinking 24 glasses of water per day. too much water can be harmful.

Two wonderful Wellsphere members Maria S. and Chris R. sent me some great references that you may want to check out. They are related to drinking too much. I recommend that you check out Nature news from two weeks ago, as well as this NY Times article
Thanks for your comment Kristin,
How much water is too much really depends on your lifestyle and other factors. I've read about recommendations from 8-12 glasses per day, but it varies among different people, so you should consult your doctor, like I did, for the amount that will be best for you
Good for you! I need to get back on my water too... I've been slacking off. The trick that works for me is to fill a pitcher with water at the beginning of the day and empty it by evening.

Thanks Lela! I use a similar trick with a glass bottle that I have on my desk at all times. But actually, I like the pitcher idea better because the bottle contains only an equivalent of 5 glasses.

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