How much Water should I be drinking? — Psinergy LLC
X
Menu

How much Water should I be drinking?

We’ve all heard the old saying “Eight-8 ounce glasses of water a day.” Though, is this really correct for everyone? The simple answer is NO.

The Eight-8 ounce glasses of water per day is the rough amount needed for an individual that weighs about 150 pounds (in reality, this rule is only good for a person who weighs about 128 lbs to be honest – and a 150 lb person would technically be slightly dehydrated based on our standards). This does not account for people who weigh more or weigh less than the stereotypical 150-pound person.

 

Why is it different for each person?

Well, to keep it short and simple… water is a base component that helps the body stay healthy. It keeps everything hydrated (as well as a bunch of other things), and essentially, there has to be enough for every cell in the body. So, if you need enough water for every cell in your body, a person with a larger body has more cells. Someone with a smaller body has fewer cells.

 

The Water Rule

So, how do you figure out how much water YOU should be drinking? The general rule is:

Take your body weight in pounds / 2 = # of ounces of water each day

So, if you weigh let’s say 185 lbs, and you divide that by 2, you get 92.5 ounces of water. Then, to figure out how many 8 ounce glasses that is, you divide the 92.5/8 and that comes to 11.5625 glasses each day. So, realistically if you weigh 185 lbs. should be drinking about 11-1/2 to 12 eight ounce glasses of water today.

Now, keep in mind… some people may need a little more than this… some might need a little less then this. This is only a general rule of thumb. To find out more, read the book suggestion at the end of this article.

 

I couldn’t ever drink that much water!

To much water!For many people, going from the amount of water that they consume to the “correct” amount can seem daunting as many people drink only a fraction of the amount of water that they should be. Going from where you are to where you should be is not an overnight thing for most people. For many, if they drink very little water, honestly, their cells wouldn’t know what to do and will start peeing it out, and if it’s a big difference, you can actually damage your kidneys, and deplete electrolytes, and other dangerous things. My suggestion for you is to gradually increase the amount of water you ingest over a few weeks or a month, and plan it out over that time period.

Tips for increasing water intake:

  • sip on room temperature or even slightly hot water with meals,
  • Do not drink a bunch of water right before or right after eating (it makes it harder to digest food),
  • Try to increase the amount of water by only an 8-ounce glass every day or two,
  • You might want to consider taking a multi-mineral supplement, like SpectraMin from Energetix,
  • A great complex homeopathic that helps “remind” the body how to utilize water efficiently is ReHydration from Energetix,
  • If you are a person who has to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, give the Moist-Heat Liver pack a try for a few nights,
  • Teas are a great, flavorful way of increasing water. While caffeine is technically dehydrating, overall you’ll probably be increasing what you already were taking in, plus you’ll be getting the benefits of whatever herbs or plants are in the tea!
  • Check out Dr. Emoto’s work with water imprinting! Say a little prayer on your water before drinking it… or what we do at home is have on the water filter pitcher some tape that says “Love, Health, Happiness, and Wealth”. Some other ideas are things like “Joy”, “Emotional Stability”, “Passion”, “Bliss”, and the list goes on.

 

So, give this a try in the new year and see how it can help you on your journey in wellness. As always, feel free to schedule a full Initial Consultation in our office and we can help you even more along your journey, and remember… “Water IS Life!”.

 

Additional Reading…

A fantastic book to look into is “Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: you’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!” available on Amazon.

The post How much Water should I be drinking? appeared first on Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness.

You Might Also Liked

Card Games and Holistic Wellness Card Games and Holistic Wellness Recipe: French Toast for early Vata Season & Better Digestion Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) Recipe: Cardamom & Rose Water Rice Pudding Quick Breakfast for Energy: Cottage Cheese Bowl The Inauguration of Trump: What the I-Ching has to say for Today More “Eggs-cellent” Bennies from Backyard Chickens!

Upcoming Events

Apr
22
Sun
all-day Lyrids Meteor Shower
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 all-day
The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the[...]
11:00 am Hanmi Buddhist Spiritual Healing... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Hanmi Buddhist Spiritual Healing... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hanmi Buddhist Spiritual Healing Services – Sundays @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness
Join Charlotte M. Steen, Vajracharya ZhiChan 智禅 during select times (see calendar listings) for Hanmi Buddhist Spiritual Healing. These healing services are non-touch and done in a group setting with your eyes closed and palms turned face up. During, Charlotte uses empowered Hanmi Buddhist Dharmas (mantras, mudras, etc) and techniques in[...]
May
6
Sun
all-day Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6 all-day
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left[...]
May
9
Wed
7:00 pm Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips fo... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips fo... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips for Boosting Wellness in the coming season @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
Every two months we experience a seasonal shift which can be a tough time for our body and mind. In this workshop, we will make a kitchari for us to share and while that is cooking you will learn: about the energies of the coming season we are going into what your[...]
Jun
21
Thu
5:07 am Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
Jun 21 @ 5:07 am – 6:07 am
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. The declination of the Sun on[...]
Jun
27
Wed
all-day Saturn at Opposition
Saturn at Opposition
Jun 27 all-day
Saturn rules the summer sky, but on this night, the ringed planet truly takes center stage. When it reaches opposition (its closest approach to the Earth), Saturn will be bright and fully illuminated by the Sun. You may even notice that its rings look brighter than usual thanks to a[...]
Jul
9
Mon
6:00 pm Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips fo... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips fo... @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Seasonal Kitchari Class +Tips for Boosting Wellness in the coming season @ Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness - Teaching Space
Every two months we experience a seasonal shift which can be a tough time for our body and mind. In this workshop, we will make a kitchari for us to share and while that is cooking you will learn: about the energies of the coming season we are going into what your[...]
Jul
26
Thu
all-day Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Jul 26 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Jul
27
Fri
all-day Mars at Opposition
Mars at Opposition
Jul 27 all-day
What a night for stargazing! The Aquarids meteor shower will be nearly peaking… and while you’re waiting for the total lunar eclipse, check out Mars: The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter[...]
Jul
28
Sat
all-day Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Jul 28 all-day
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.[...]