To determine how much water you need on a daily basis divide your body weight (in pounds) by 2. This equals the number of ounces of water you need daily. A normal glass is approximately 8 ounces.
Exercise, higher altitude, heat, low humidity, pregnancy, breast feeding, coffee, tea, pop and alcohol, as well as diarrhea or fever all increase the amount of needed water.
Water is best consumed between meals, not while you are eating as it can dilute the digestive juices needed to adequately breakdown food.
Drink additional water during and after any activity that depletes water or if you have been sweating or exercising.
Reach for water at the first sign of stress, pain, headache, anxiety or discomfort to assist the body in adapting more quickly and easily.