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A 50-year-old member asked:

What amount water can i drink in an hour?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
For what purpose?: Water intoxication is dangerous, and can be life-threatening. Drink when you are thirsty or active.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What amount of water should I drink?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Water Intake: According to mayo clinic, in a temperate climate a man’s adequate intake (ai) is about 3 liters of water per day ; a woman’s about 2.2 liters. However more fluid is needed if you are exercising, losing fluid through illness or in a hot climate.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Why drinking large amounts of water is important ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Marketing - Sales: If slender, our body is ~62% water. We constantly intake ; output (multiple routes). If temp ; humidity comfortable, young reasonably healthy people can survive indefinitely on as little as 0.5 liter/day up to as much as ~25 liters/day, 50 fold range. Different people choose different setpoints/habits. Like most of medicine, lots of things marketed as healthy, without evidence, to promote sales.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What amount water would be considerred too much to drink a day?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: How much water is too much depends on your age, and activity, environment, overall health. People with congestive heart failure or kidney disease can get in trouble if they drink water in amounts that normal people can handle safely. Here's a good discussion on "water intoxication." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication Here's another easier article: https://tinyurl.com/y7wd2frv
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What amount of water do I have to drink to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A minimum of 64: Ounces per day - more if exercising heavily, in a hot environment, using sauna etc. Combine hydration with healthy nutrition plan ; ^ physical activity for a significant change in weight. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ;.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm
Dec 31, 2013
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the benefit for bodybuilders to drink excessive amounts of water?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
None: 2 liters daily are enough, unless you sweat incredibly much. Everything just goes into urine.
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