Health and Nutrition Habart Tasmania

How much water do you need a day?

Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissues and organs. For human beings, every part of the body is dependant on water.

Our body is about 75% water.

The average adult loses about 2.5 litres water daily through perspiration, breathing and elimination.


Continuous water loss over time will speed up aging as well as increase risk of disease.

If you body is not sufficiently hydrated, the cells will draw water from your bloodstream, which will make your heart work harder.

So how much water is enough? The minimum amount depends on your body weight, as a general rule of thumb you require 31mls for every kg you weigh.

Tea, Coffee do not count towards water intake. Herbal Tea’s do.