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A 43-year-old male asked:

How much water to drink while exercising- per day?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
8glasses per day: The body is 80% water. You should consume half your bodyweight in water on ounces.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

How much water should I drink while exercising and can too much water cause damage?

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Dr. Craig Miller
undefined 25 years experience
8 oz every 15 mins: To max your workout 16-20oz water 1-2 hrs b4 workout & another 8 about 15 minutes or so beforehand. During your workout, 8oz per 15 mins should suffice. If heavy sweating more than 1 hour then replenish electrolytes with 16 oz fitness drink. You can drink too much - very unusual but potentially dangerous condiiton called hyponatremia. Weigh urself before and after w/o & adjust if losing weight.
A female asked:

Is eight bottles of water per day too much?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends on the...: It depends on the size of the bottles and on what other fluids or moist foods are eating during the entire day. If one is frequently going to the bathroom to pee, and the urine is close to colorless (not much yellow), then she is likely taking in more fluids than she needs.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How much water should I drink per day?

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 28 years experience
6-8: Cups per day.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

How much water I need to consume per day?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Thirst guides: You thirst guides you.Usually most people need 6-8 eight ounce glasses of water a day.However,if you are more active and or hot climate may neeed more.Also some in fruits vegtables etc and may need less.Most people do not drink enough so try to drink when thirsty and have a glass or two with meals.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could someone possibly drink too much water in a day?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: With really excessive water intake a person could become hyponatremic.

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