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How much water should elderly people drink a day?

How much water should elderly people drink a day?

If not sick...: A simple equation to help adults figure their fluid needs is that for every pound of body weight, you need about half an ounce of fluid intake per day.  for instance, if you weigh 140 lbs., simply multiply 140 by .5 to estimate your daily fluid needs in ounces, then divide by 8 to estimate your fluid needs in cups per day, rounding up to the nearest full cup. ...Read more

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How much water should the elderly drink per day?

How much water should the elderly drink per day?

Same as middle-age: Enough to make/keep urine clear. We used to tell everyone to drink 8 eight ounce glasses a day but there's really no evidence to support that. Your body does a great job at keeping salts & minerals in balance by adjusting to amount of water consumed. Therefore, one way is to drink enough to make/keep urine pale. Dehydration is often signaled by deep dark yellow color. Avoid this as best as possibl ...Read more

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How much water must elderly people drink daily?

How much water must elderly people drink daily?

'Til urine clear.: We all need to drink enough water so that our urine is nearly clear. In the elderly, because the connective tissue underneath their skin breaks down so much, their insensate losses of water are greater so they may require regular water intake, as long as any present medical conditions don't prohibit liberal intake of water. ...Read more

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How much water should an athlete drink a day?

How much water should an athlete drink a day?

Hydration: A good easy rule is enough so that the urine is pale yellow rather than dark. Hydration in athletes is made more complicated by techniques to "make weight" that work but are unhealthy and can ruin your enjoyment of the event. ...Read more

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How much water is someone supposed to drink in a day?

How much water is someone supposed to drink in a day?

Varies: It's hard to put an absolute amount of water necessary. You may hear 6-8 glasses of water a day. I'd prefer water over large volumes of tea or soft drinks, but, actually, as long as you are urinating in adequate amounts, and you feel refreshed and active, you aren't dehydrated. Drink more in the warmer months, of course. If you are thirsty, you are fluid deprived, so drink more water. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking every day if I am ok?

How much water should I be drinking every day if I am ok?

8c of any liquids: The typical recommended amount of fluid to take in daily is around 8 cups. That includes water, milk, juice, other beverages & liquid from foods like fruit. Thirst indicates too little. The ideal varies from day to day depending on heat, activity, etc. However, most women should try to drink a cup at and between each meal/snack and at bedtime to keep the fluid level steady, especially if pregnant. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink a day im 16 years old?

How much water should I drink a day im 16 years old?

Water: Hydration is very important and poorly done by teenagers! :) in the old days - we would say drink 6-10 8oz glasses of water a day, but everyone's body and intake is different. Now, if you drink enough that your urine is clear - it means you are well hydrated. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking a day in the uk?

How much water should I be drinking a day in the uk?

Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication which can cause confusion, seizures, coma and death due to low sodium etc. ...Read more

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How much plain water should my 6 month old drink a day?

How much plain water should my 6 month old drink a day?

Should=none: Plain water is not considered a needed part of the infant diet. Breast milk or formula are all they need.On occasion, it is a reasonable alternative to other fluids, and would be much better than juices. ...Read more

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