“How how much water should I drink?”, is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. There’s no one right answer for everybody, but there is a pretty basic formula to get you started. Take the amount that you weigh in pounds. Divide that number in half. That is the minimum number of ounces of water you should drink each day. If the number is over 100 it’s usually best to round down to 100. If you live in a hot climate, work outside, exercise, have major medical problems, etc. then the amount may be higher or lower. It’s a good start though.
It’s important that you sip water throughout the day. Realizing right before bed that you haven’t drank any water all day isn’t the time to down three liters. For the best absorption and metabolism shoot for about 4 ounces of water every half an hour. I recommend setting a timer to remind you. In fact, if you primarily sit at a desk all day, every half hour it’s great for your body if you get up and walk to the water cooler to get that 4 ounces. Now you have a little movement, a quick break, and will be properly hydrated. You’ll feel better and be more focused.