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THE DAILY DRINK  Saturday, January 30, 2010

Remember mom saying to drink your eight cups a day? Well, we don’t want to say we told you so, but she was on to something. It may seem common sense that the human body loses water through sweating, but did you know even the simple act of breathing depletes our bodies of this very necessary resource? That’s why it’s important to replenish yourself with water throughout the day, not just at certain times.

The amount of water you need to drink to maintain a healthy body depends on the individual. Considerations like age, how active your lifestyle is, and your overall general health are the real determining factors. Breastfeeding mothers take note, it’s especially important to pay attention to your daily intake—for both proper milk production and your own well-being. Now, go fill up that reusable BPA-free bottle to keep yourself refreshed from the inside out.

[Mayo Clinic]