Much more, is the answer in most cases. Drinking other types of liquids does not really hydrates you. Of course they are new drinks coming out every now and then, because some people find a way to make extra cash. That doesn’t meant that it is better than water. The reason is that all the isotonic drinks contain some amount of sugar 4-8g in most cases. Some of them even more – up to 20g. Not to mention energy drinks which are extremely bad for you physiology. They make you hyper alert and if you stick with them too much at some point you will feel lack of energy when you do not get your favourite drink.
Water is energy, water is source of life, water is love. There is a scientific reasearch I have read about water and they proved that water responds to words,music and even thoughts. The molecules are really changing shape, turning to snowflakes and other beautiful shapes.
Lets see now how much water should we drink per day. First of all it matters if you are a woman or a man, apparently men need to drink more than women. It can be between 1-2 liters difference, depends if you are working out or not. So to point it out woman usually need to drink around 2l and men around 3l per day. And that is considering non active people. If you are working out at least 3 days a week and sweet hard during that time, you will need to consume approximately 1-2 more liters.
Oh my god! Is that too much for you? Well, before I really understand the importance of that simple habit, I have not been used to drinking so much water either. It just takes time, time to develop that taste, that trust. But in order to do that effectively you need to cut all sodas, avoid alcohol and energy drinks. If have to be honest, do not drink too much coffee either. I had that habbit to drink huge amount of coffee and that really makes you dehydrated. Start increasing your water intake by half a liter per day and see how that goes. And remember what does not get measured, does not get managed.
I love my new cup, the one on the picture (below), it is really easy to put a big bottle or cup of water next to you when you are sitting on a desk. That also helps you focus on your work and not get distracted when you get thirsty. That will make you go more often to the restroom, and flush out the toxins from your body.
And don’t forget a hot cup of tea, it is always a good idea!