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The Myth Of 8 Glasses Of Water A Day

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New research from University of Pennsylvania shows that adults require far less than 8 glasses of water per day. Nancy Cordes from CBS reported on the findings that debunk this widely-held health myth about eight glasses of drinking water a day.

A body needs 8 glasses of water per day, at every time of the year. When you are in the heat, doing exercises, losing lots of water, you need even more. Don't dehydrate yourself. If it is hard for you to drink that much tap water, just find a pure water drink that you DO like enough to drink that much.

A blogger here writes that even Dr. Oz on Oprah's show few weeks ago said that it's not necessary to drink 8 glasses of tap water each day.

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"As I was watching Oprah a few weeks ago, Dr. Oz was talking about how important water is. But, he said something that surprises me:

"... but it is not nesassarally true that you need eight glasses of water a day. I would say, about four."

"I definately believe him. He is a doctor, right? But, look at another quote made by a doctor that I found on Google the other day:

"... at least six to eight glasses of water a day. Nothing bad will happen if you don't do it, but you will be less thirsty throughout the day, and your ammune system will be a lot more active."