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How much water should one drink in the winter?

When the weather is hot, most of us are eager to grab the nearest bottle of cold water and glug it down rapidly. But in the winter, many of us can go all day without even thinking about drinking water. This is a highly unhealthy practice as the change in season makes very little difference in diminishing the importance and requirement of water by the body.

Water requirements can vary depending on the gender and activity levels of the person.

•Men — 8 – 10 glasses of water

•Women — 6 – 8 glasses of water

•Exercising men — 10 – 14 glasses of water

•Exercising women — 8 – 12 glasses of water

•Lactating women — 7 – 10 glasses of water

All these quantities are in approximation and vary from person to person.

Why we don’t drink much water in the winter.

The reason for not feeling as thirsty in the winter is quite simple. Unlike in the summer, we don’t sweat a lot and hence don’t feel thirsty that often in the winter.

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