Too much water is dangerous

With beach activities, sports, rooftop happy hours, picnics in the park, & more outdoor fun planned for summer, it's crucial to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough water can induce dehydration.

This much water per day

Need water? Your body is 50-70% water. H2O preserves your tissues, helps you maintain a normal body temperature, & cushions & lubricates your joints.

Perspiration, urination, & bowel motions clear waste.

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, men should drink 15.5 cups per day & women 11.5 cups. More than that? 

Overhydrating can harm kidney.

If you consume more than the recommended daily amount, you risk "hyponatremia," water intoxication. Too much of anything is bad, but healthy man wouldn't experience it.

Too much water can damage your kidneys, making it hard to eliminate excess fluid. Dr. Bohl: "Extra water you drink is absorbed into your bloodstream & then filtered by your kidneys as urine.

The body can safely take in about as much water as the kidneys can eliminate." Adding, "The kidneys can eliminate 1 L of water each hour from a healthy adult.

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