Water plays an important role in the overall health of the human body. More than simply quenching our thirst, water also provides much needed hydration to our cells. The skin is no exception.
In order to function properly, the body and skin both rely heavily on water. Water composes 50 – 70 percent of the body’s weight and it helps to keep the skin healthy, vital and attractive.
How Much Water Is Needed Every Day For Maximum Physical Health?
The amount of water needed by an individual varies, depending on body weight and level of daily physical activity. The following is an easy formula to help you determine the amount of water you need daily: Take your body weight and divide by 2. Divide this number by 8. The resulting number approximates how many 8 – ounce glasses of water you should drink every day. For instance, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink 10 glasses of water a day. If intense physical activity is performed daily, add two extra glasses of water to the final number.
It is estimated that 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated.