And I don’t believe in a universal formula for water consumption either, because the quantity needed for an individual depends upon his environment, age, weight, lifestyle and time of year.
But I do believe that everyone should establish their own water “quota” to drink each day. A water quota is a “minimum amount of water you require yourself to drink every day, with few exceptions.” Many folks I work with set their water quota at about 100 ounces a day. This is approximately 3 liters, and it’s easy to measure with bottles of purified water. Others follow the 8/8 rule. Still others consult with their doctors to get their quota.
A tip that may make drinking water easier for you is to carry a bottle of water with you at all times. Bring it with you when you get in the car or run an errand. Choose water when you dine at a restaurant. You will be surprised at how easy it is to reach your quota when you include water with the activities you already do.
If you want to increase your water intake, don’t go from one extreme to another. Increase it gradually, and listen to your body, for your body will be your ultimate guide.