The benefits of drinking water are endless. Not only is water the best way to quench your thirst, it has zero sugar and zero calories, helping you maintain a healthy weight. You can make it an easier option at home by placing ready-to-go containers of cold water in the fridge. For young kids, place non-breakable containers on lower shelves for easier access. Check out some other ways water benefits you below.
While daily water intake recommendations vary with age and gender, as well as several other factors like health and activity levels, the recommendations below provide a solid basis as to how much water you need each day. Remember, drink more water on hot days and while physically active, too.
|Adult males||10-11 cups (84 oz., or about 7 glasses)|
|Adult females||7 cups (56 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|
|All children 1-3||3 cups (24 oz., or about 2 glasses)|
|All children 4-8||4 cups (32 oz., or about 2-3 glasses)|
|Boys 9-13||6-7 cups (52 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|
|Girls 9-13||5-6 cups (44 oz., or about 3-4 glasses)|
|Boys 14-18||9 cups (72 oz., or about 6 glasses)|
|Girls 14-18||6-7 cups (52 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|