Are You Drinking Enough Water? Take this short quiz and see where you stand

We’ve always been told to drink 8 glasses of water of day. Does this hold true for all shapes and sizes though? Of course one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to water consumption so lets look at the facts. On average the consensus is that most people lose about 1.5 liters of water from urine. Another liter is lost through breathing, sweating and bowel movements. Depending on the climate you could be losing more than you think. Here in Bangkok, often times people are not drinking enough water each day. With the extreme levels of heat and the amount of sweat lost in just a short 100 meter walk require replenishing.

Food consumption accounts for about 20% of that replenishment so the rest must come from drinking beverages. Consider the fact that many people drink coffee which is a diuretic and also causes your body to lose additional water. Dehydration is more common than we think.  Also consider the fact that many of the women I know here in Bangkok only consume one meal per day and many people who consume more than one meal are rarely consuming the amount of fruits and vegetables needed to reach the 20% mark.

Well, let’s find out how you’re doing with your daily water levels.  Click here to take the test.


About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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