You have probably heard the adage, “drink 8 x 8 oz glasses of water each day”.  Or more recently, you may  have heard, “drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily.”  Or in some circumstances, “don’t drink TOO MUCH water because it could be dangerous for your body.”


So what is the right information?  How much water SHOULD you be drinking?  Why is it such a hot topic anyway?

Water is essential for our bodies to function.  Hydration is critical for every system in your body, including your heart, brain and muscles.  It also helps nutrients flow to each cell of your body, flush out toxins and help with your digestive system. [1Dehydration, on the other hand, can cause a whole host of problems including lowered energy levels, lower brain functionality and ailments such as headaches, fatigue and muscle pain.  [2]


The question of how much water you should be drinking on a regular basis is dependent on many factors including: male/female, age, level of activity, where you live (i.e. high or low humidity location) and your overall health.  And there are many opinions depending on who you talk to!  In fact, there are many suggestions, recommendations and theories, but ultimately, the amount of water each person should drink is based on that individual’s needs and lifestyle [3]. 


That said, there are some basic tips/tricks we think it’s important for you to remember as an In Demand Woman regarding water consumption.  Especially if you want to maximize your in demand lifestyle and excel at everything you want to do. 


The bottom line is: your body needs water to function at its best.  Staying hydrated will help you feel well overall, promote skin health, flush out toxins to keep you healthy and help your muscles function at their peak.  How much water you drink each day is up to you, but always listen to your body because if you are constantly feeling thirsty and reaching for a Diet Coke, a glass of water is more likely what your body needs to keep from getting dehydrated!