How much water should I drink a day?
Story at-a-glance – By Dr. Mercola
- More than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance. About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis
- Research shows dehydrated drivers make twice the amount of errors compared to hydrated drivers—an effect similar to driving drunk
- Swapping sweetened, bottled beverages to pure water can significantly improve your health. Heeding thirst and observing the color of your urine are two effective ways to gauge how much water you need each day