Many people only find themselves drinking water during the day if they are feeling thirsty. Unfortunately, this is usually not enough water to meet our bodies’ needs to be satisfied.  Do you drink enough water? Improving how much water you drink throughout the day may be a small change that can improve your overall health.

A few symptoms you might experience if you need more water:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Poor Skin
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation

How much water are we supposed to be drinking?

The general guideline to follow is to take your weight in pounds and divide it by 2. This is the total ounces you should be drinking per day to satisfy your body’s needs.


160 lbs / 2 = 80 lbs

Therefore, 80 oz of water are recommended daily.  If you find it is difficult to drink enough water consistently throughout the day, try filling a gallon jug with your recommended water intake.  Make a line with a marker on the jug indicating half of your water that needs to be consumed by 12:00pm.  After achieving that goal you now of the rest of the day to finish your water intake before bed. You have created an inexpensive visual that can help you keep track throughout the day.  Watch this video on why it is important to drink slowly and consistently throughout the day vs. chugging water.


Approximately 60% of a human adult body is made of water. By increasing the amount of water you drink daily to a healthy amount is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.  Call us at 701-730-3867 or schedule an appointment for a nutritional consult and we may help you understand what your body may need to help you feel your best!

~Kinzie Koch, DC