Your Questions About Water Consumption Calculator

Steven asks…

Is drinking too much water bad for your health?

What’s the recommended water intake for an adult? I work in an air-cond office (desk job) and am drinking a minimum of 3 litres daily. I do light exercise 30 mins (brisk walk) in the evenings 3 times a week. I have read reports in the internet that drinking too much water is not good for you. Is 3 litres considered too much?

admin answers:

Drinking too much water can flush vital electrolytes out of your system (bloodstream) and it can overwork your kidneys. There is a water consumption calculator online and you can put in your specific values and get an estimate. I did a few calculations and it said that you were drinking more than what was recommended. —Unless you weigh over 247 lbs. Here is the link and you can decide how much water to drink.

Http://www.csgnetwork.com/humanh2owater.html

Michael asks…

The per-capita consumption of bottled water was 8 gallons in 1990 and has been increasing yearly by a factor o?

What was the per capita consumption of bottled water 13 years later?

Round the answer to three decimal places.

Water consumption in 2003 year = gallons

I know how to set it up.
But when i calculate it on the calculator somehow i get the wrong answer please help 🙂

admin answers:

W(2003) = 8*(1 + i)^13

Substitute the value of i (increasing factor), done!

Lizzie asks…

How often should I be drinking water?

I usually just a chug a liter and I’m good. But I have heard that drinking too much water all at once can cause vitamin deficiency by flushing out your system. So my question is how much and often should I be drinking water. Thanks.

admin answers:

Linked below is a hydration calculator that takes into account personal factors.

A rule of thumb I heard is 1 ounce of water for each pound of weight. And crystal clear urine is a healthy target.

Hyponatremia is the condition you mentioned. It happens when you drink too much water and don’t have enough sodium in your body. It generally is rare, almost always associated with other illnesses like diarrhea or with athletic over-consumption of fluids. I wouldn’t worry about it for casual daily drinking.

I drink heavily at meal time to ease digestion. It also helps portion control by filling the belly.

Sandra asks…

How much water is too much? And how do I figure out the right amount of salt?

I drink about a gallon a day. I don’t drink soda at all. I know if I get too much salt, I will retain water, but too little is also bad. Can any of you help out with this?

admin answers:

Please see “MayoClinic Article on Water” source link below.

The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Food Pyramids:
http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
http://www.mypyramid.gov/
Antioxidant Superstars – Vegetables and Beans:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
The Benefits of Protein:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
Some Fats Are Good For You:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
What You Should Eat Daily:
http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you’re doing all exercises correctly.

The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net
http://www.exrx.net/
Starting an Exercise Program:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
Strength Training Basics:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
Exercise Errors:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
Getting a Flat Stomach:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
Weight Lifting – Does Order Matter:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you have any questions and good luck!

*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Mandy asks…

Where can I find a calorie burn calculator that also considers ambient temperature in the calculation?

I bicycle in single digit temperatures regularly and want to get an accurate feel for my calorie consumption at those times. None of the calculators that I have been able to find even consider ambient temperature as part of the formula, even though I know it has to figure in some how.
Sorry, by single digits I mean between 1 and 9 degrees F. I have some training in cold weather medicine as part of my military training, so I know exeertion in cold weather causes increased caloric burn. I also have experience in high altitude, greater thatn 10,000 feet, exeretion, which has a significant effect on calorie consumption too. What I want to know Is how many calories a 56 year od 225 pound man cycling at 12 to 14 miles per hour in 4 to six degree F temperatures in light clothing, single layer, burns in 95 minutes. Without getting out my trig calculator

admin answers:

You do realize those are estimates right? And there are bigger factors than ambient temperature differences unless you’re working out in the Antarctic.

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let’s try this..
Let’s ask…. “how many calories will you burn if you drink 1 gallon of ice water”

and of course, the ice water is at 0°C and your body warms it to.. Say 37°C
answer.. .

1gal x (3.78L / gal) x (1000g / L) x (1cal/g°C) x (37°C-0°C) x (1Cal / 1000cal) = 37 dietary calories.

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now.. By single digits… I take it you mean °C single digits… Like 9°C.. Right?..

The actual additional Cal burned would depend on how much of you there was, what you were wearing for insulation, the speed at which you were riding, relative humidity, etc.. Too many variables to count.

But..
Even if we said 0°C.. And your internal body temp was 37°C, I’d expect the additional Calories burned to be in the single digits.

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