How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?


Quick Answer

According to Mayo Clinic, about 13 cups of water daily is enough for men, and women need nine cups (one cup equals 8 ounces). However, the clinic adds that how much fluid a person should drink per day depends on factors such as the person's activity level, health and location.

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WebMD gives a different guideline: to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. It does explain that some people could need more or less — particularly if they have high activity levels in a hot climate or are pregnant or sick. If someone is drinking enough water, his urine will be clear or light yellow as opposed to darker yellow.

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