Daily Water Intake

8 cups, 2 ounces, 2 gallons… Ever wonder how much water you truly need to drink in a day?!

According to experts, the solution is as simple as

1. Take your weight (in pounds) and divide that by 2.2.

2. Multiply that number depending on your age.

  • If you’re younger than 30, multiply by 40.
  • If you’re between 30 and 55, multiply by 35.
  • If you’re older than 55, multiply by 30.

3. Divide that sum by 28.3.

4. Your total is how many ounces of water you should drink each day. Divide that number by 8 to see your result in cups.

EXAMPLE- If you are 150 lbs and 20 years old..

  1. 150 / 2 = 75
  2. 75 x 40 = 3,000
  3. 3000 / 28.3 = 106.007
  4. 106.007 / 8 = 13 cups of water a day!

Now keep in mind what we have talked about in prior blogs – the amount of water you need may differ. Variables that may adjust your water intake levels are:

  1. The weather
  2. Recent workouts
  3. Perspiration levels
  4. Fruit and vegetable intake
  5. General food Intake + salt
  6. Overall Health

Therefore, your calculated number may be a good rule of thumb but always keep your lifestyle and health in perspective!

We also have this easy to use calculator based solely on your weight! Check it out!