• Don Varnell

    What is the basis for your reasoning? There are NO facts (scientific or otherwise) that you can back up this theory. There are no studies that you can quote so where does this theory come from?

    October 27, 2015
  • chris mays

    I wish I could drink 200 oz of water per day, but that is too much for my lifestyle.
    I do exercise but not vigorously, I mostly sedentary.
    I try to drink 80oz at least.
    I have pulmonary edema, doc has placed limit on water and salt. Thank you for listening. God bless.

    May 21, 2015
    • Hi Chris, thank you for commenting and sharing your story! 80 ounces is still a good amount of water to drink per day…in fact, it’s a lot than many people drink! Keep up the good work. :)

      July 26, 2015
  • […] adage has been pounded into your head, you aren’t alone. 8 cups or 64 ounces of water may not be enough for you. Now, the thinking has changed and it’s recommended that you consume half your body weight in […]

    May 18, 2015
  • Ericka

    Does the guideline for half your body weight in ounces of water include decaf tea products as well or do you just count plain water.

    May 12, 2015
  • Laurence Yap - Building Corporate Learning and OD Capabilities

    I drink 8 to 10 liters of water per day. The trick I have is to alkalizing my body.

    May 11, 2015
  • […] increase the amount of water you drink each day. Before you know it, you will be drinking the recommended amount of water for your body and will be well on your way to enhanced health and vitality […]

    December 04, 2014
  • Very nice article. I certainly love this website. Thanks!

    October 16, 2014
  • Ilja

    Drinking half your body weight. Is that based on normal people, with a normal bodyfat%? I can’t imagine a 400lbs overweight person drink 200 ounces. Nor a 325lb athlete, drinking about 160 ounces a day.

    Myself, i’m 220lbs with 32% fat (wow, that was a shock finding out, i sported 4x a week though chubby). That would be 3 liters, which is a lot. (in wa

    October 04, 2014
    • Marc

      I’m curious about this, too. For some of the more overweight individuals, it seems like it would be impossible to drink that many ounces in a day.

      January 14, 2015
  • Gopinath Rajee

    It could also result in Disc Desiccation


    February 06, 2014
  • […] Water plays a vital role in our nutrition and well-being. All tissues in the body need water to function properly – as it aids in digestion, eliminates wastes and toxins from the body, prevents disease, averts water retention, and much more. […]

    March 09, 2013

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