As the weather is turning warmer, you and your family may be beginning to increase your activity and may be sweating more. Does this mean you need to drink more? Do you really need 8-10 glasses of water every day? If you are active and the weather is warm do you need more than 8-10 glasses? These are all very good questions. It turns out that the amount of water we need varies from person to person and is based on your sweat value. If you sweat more than the average person, you may need more water to replace what is lost in sweat. You determine your “sweat value” by weighing yourself before and after a workout. If you lose 1 pound after working out, than you have lost 16 oz of water and should replace it by drinking 16 oz.
Keep in mind, if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.