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Drinking 8 glasses of water daily could be harmful in Winter, How?

Humans need to drink a certain amount of water each day to survive. Of course, this varies depending on a person’s age, gender, and place of residence.

An adult male typically requires 3 litres (3.2 quarts) of fluid per day, whereas an adult female typically requires 2.2 litres (2.3 quarts) per day.

The most vital component of the human body is water; it comprises 70% of the body’s weight and needs to be properly hydrated throughout the year.

Water is a substance that your body uses in all of its cells, organs, and tissues to maintain and regulate all bodily functions.

It is crucial to keep your body hydrated throughout, as your body loses a lot of water through digestion, sweat, and urination. In comparison to warmer months, the air around us tends to dry out as winter days approach and temperatures start to drop, and our bodies absorb less moisture.

We also consume less fluid overall and less water specifically. It is simpler to drink the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water during the warmer months while doing so in the winter is more challenging.

Thirst is a side effect of heat and a sign of dehydration, which is uncommon in the winter months. It prevents you from drinking water for the majority of the day.

Do we need fewer glasses of water in the winter than we do in the summer because we don’t feel thirsty as often? What is the recommended daily intake of water for us?

Why does winter make us feel less thirsty?

When it’s cold, you might drink up to 4 cups of hot, steaming tea, but most days, you wouldn’t even drink 3 glasses of water.

With temperatures dropping, the thought of a hot beverage is appealing, but water rarely receives the attention it merits.

How much water is ideal to drink in the winter?

Drinking several glasses of water at once is not necessary. You don’t want to overindulge and get sick as a result.

To make sure your body is adequately hydrated throughout the day, take small sips.


In Latest Research, More than 5,600 people of various ages from 26 different countries were involved.

Each participant received 100 mL of water that contained 5% doubly labelled water, which replaced some hydrogen molecules with a stable isotope of the element deuterium.

The common recommendation that we should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is not supported by reliable data, the researchers noted. “The current study clearly indicates that one size does not fit all for drinking water guidelines,” they wrote.

The study’s researchers added the following commentary: “Improved guidelines are of increasing importance because of the world’s current rapid population growth and climate change, which will affect the availability of water for human consumption.”

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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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