Water calculator: are you drinking enough?

There are lots of opinions on how much water you should be drinking. Some sources say five glasses a day, and others say you should be sipping water throughout the day even if you aren’t thirsty. So what’s the truth?

How much water should we be consuming?

Health authorities recommended that you should drink at least 8 x 8 oz glasses a day. 8 ounces is equal to 240 ml (the calculation is 8 x 30 = 240), however not everyone is the same, and many factors affect your need for water.

One way to calculate how much you should personally be drinking, is by using this formula based on your weight. Let’s say you weigh 180 pounds; you multiply 180 by 2/3 (0.666666667) to get your oz amount.

180 x 0.666666667 = 120oz

That’s 3,600ml = 3.6 litres

The benefits of water                 

No need to worry if you don’t reach your recommended number of litres (it is only a rough target). Inevitably the optimum amount may not always be achievable due to a number of external factors, but the important thing to remember is quite simply… DRINK WATER!

We know that hydration contributes to weight loss, increases brain function, improves the skin, flushes out toxins, helps you feel full and regulates the body… So why aren’t we drinking more of it? Also, don’t forget that tap water is free! All the health and cost benefits mean there’s no excuse. Drink, drink, drink!

Top tips

Remember to always carry a water bottle with you. Keep it within sight and reach so you don’t forget to stay hydrated when caught up at work or home. We recommend you add some slices of lemon or lime to your water to give it a great taste and help you drink even more.

Herbal teas count, and fresh fruit and vegetables are also a source of hydration if consumed raw, so why not make yourself a juice, smoothie or even a snack full of fresh fruits and/or veggies?

Make sure you drink more during exercise too, or if you’ve done an activity where you become easily dehydrated (like relaxing in one of our saunas for example).

Water for the win

If you’re looking to improve your lifestyle, hydration is such an underestimated factor even though it is the most important. Your body will do the work for you, all you have to do is fuel it with water. It’s so easy to get caught up in a fad or complex diet, in a bid to lose weight or feel healthy, but trust us when we say, it all starts with water.

The Supersonic way

Here at Supersonic, we provide our members with a welcome bag, in which they get their very own Supersonic stainless steel water bottle. They are more hygienic than standard water bottles, and they’re also reusable, easy to use and clean. You’ll be saving the planet with every sip.

Come on in, email us at transform@supersonicfitness.co.uk or call us on 01904 929 540 to enquire about memberships and receive your water bottle (along with some other extra goodies) once you’ve joined the Supersonic family!