Water!

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Water!
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Mon, 04-21-2014 - 11:26am

I've been the CL on this board for quite a long time now and you'd think I'd learn that I need to drink more water, yet, I don't. So... anyone want to do a water challenge with me? I'm going to challenge myself to drink 80oz a day, minimum. (I picked 80 because I have a pretty new bottle that holds 20oz, lol!)

We can post out totals in here. :) I'm going to do it daily, so feel free to post whenever you want. 

 

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Registered: 12-03-1999
In reply to: ubergeek
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 11:40am

"Where did people get the idea that guzzling enormous quantities of water is healthful? A few years ago Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist from Dartmouth Medical School, decided to determine if the common advice to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water per day could hold up to scientific scrutiny. After scouring the peer-reviewed literature, Valtin concluded that no scientific studies support the "eight x eight" dictum (for healthy adults living in temperate climates and doing mild exercise). In fact, drinking this much or more "could be harmful, both in precipitating potentially dangerous hyponatremia and exposure to pollutants, and also in making many people feel guilty for not drinking enough," he wrote in his 2002 review for the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. And since he published his findings, Valtin says, "not a single scientific report published in a peer-reviewed publication has proven the contrary."     http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
In reply to: ubergeek
Tue, 04-22-2014 - 11:12am

Uh, thanks? If you'd have looked back at previous posts or even been on here before, you'd have known that I drink next to ZERO water a day, aside from coffee. So, you're post means absolutely squat. Sheesh. How about jumping into a conversation, introducing yourself, sharing about YOURSELF rather than copying and pasting crud found on the internet. Any one can do that. 

Oh and here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/my-water-diet-i-tried-drink-3-liters-day-and-what-happened-277704

"Everyone knows that drinking water (and a substantial amount) is important for a healthy lifestyle. Water lubricates your joints, it protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and it helps to regulate your body temperature. This would make sense since 60 percent of the human adult body is made up of water. According to a 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, 43 percent of adults drink less than four cups of water a day, 36 percent drink one to three cups, and seven percent drink none."

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Registered: 06-25-2008
In reply to: ubergeek
Tue, 04-22-2014 - 11:21am

Yes I am in! I had my annual check up last week and the doctor told me to drink more water especially since I have been trying to exercise more.

Sartooth, I am not sure why you have chosen that source for information but you really should be careful about this. 64 oz of water a day is highly recommended by most medical professionals. You should probably visit one in person and get some facts for your own safety.

Brenda

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: ubergeek
Tue, 04-29-2014 - 1:28am

How's the water challenge going, Erin?