Have you ever asked how much of your body is water? The rate of water changes according to your age and gender. Here’s a peek at how much water is inside you.
The volume of water in the human body varies from 50-75%. The regular adult human body is 50-65% water, equating around 57-60%. The percentage of water in children is much higher, typically around 75-78% water, decreasing to 65% by one year of age.
Drink Water to Prevent Overeating
Drinking water is helpful before a meal because it will make you feel less starving and decrease feelings of thirst that you may miss as hunger. Water is a component in all foods, so your body still takes some of the water it needs when you eat a meal. Lettuce, cauliflower and celery are all examples of vegetables that include more than 90 percent water.
How much water should I be drinking?
First of all, it totally depends on your weight, and how much energy you produce.
If you are an athlete, you need more water than an average human because of the extraction of the vast amount of force.
Children 4–8 years old: 40 ounces
Children 9–13 years old: 56–64 ounces
Children 14–18 years old: 64–88 ounces
Men, 19 age and older: 104 ounces
Women, 19 age and older: 72 ounces
Pregnant women: 80 ounces
Breastfeeding women: 104 ounces
Tips for Staying Hydrated
- Keep a litre container on your desk, so you have something to count your consumption against or buy a bunch of smaller bottles if a litre is too daunting.
- Flavour water naturally with fruit if you’re not keen on plain water.
- Eat hydrating foods such as watermelon or make your fresh fruit ice lollies with a little-crushed fruit diluted with water.