Water vs Weight

Twelve cups of water a day? For who? I’m six-feet tall and weight one-hundred and seventy-four pounds, plus I’m an athlete and live an incredibly active lifestyle AND I’m a Sickle Cell carrier; i know I need more water than just twelve cups.

Too many of these health hacks and tips leave-out too much information. This is one of them. So, I made this chart based on some research and personal experience to help us keep in mind how much water we need to drink each day.

As you’ll see, I’ve noted on the side that the lifestyle is a factor, which is what the twelve cup rule leave’s out. Twelve cups is really for someone who weights about 190 lbs and has an inactive lifestyle. If you’re a 180 pound professional athlete, training about four to five days a week and requiring lots of sleep, then you’d need about two cups more each day.

Take a look at this chart below to see what you require each day . . .

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There’s a huge and obvious difference between, say, Kevin Hart the comedian and JJ Watt the pro football player. Although they both may workout, they’re both completely different sizes and each require at least a certain amount of water per their lifestyle.

The more energy you exert, the more you need to hydrate. The bigger and stronger you are, the more water you need to drink. The more active you are, you who are reading this, the more water you’re going to need!