We all know we should be drinking plenty of water every day. Water is the fountain of youth so to speak. Your body is made up of 60% water. Each and every day you use lose water from your breath, urine, and perspiration. This water needs to be replenished so that your body can function properly. Many people know the 8 glasses a day at 8oz per glass. This often is not enough water for most people. It is good to start with but for most people more than 8 glasses is needed. Two big factors on how much you need is the temperature. If you are sweating more you need more fluids. Exercise is also a big factor in the amount of water you need. The more you exercise and the higher the intensity the more you will sweet and the more water you will need. You can see if you need to drink more water based on what your urine looks like. If it is dark you are not getting enough fluids. If it is clear with a mild tint you are hydrated. Talk with your doctor today to help you determine how much water you should be drinking.