The First Lady is encouraging Americans to drink water as part of her Drink Up campaign, but some in the medical community are pushing back against the idea of uniform hydration advice. Douglas J. Casa, chief operating officer of The Korey Stringer Institute, and a professor of kinesiology at the Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut, explains what is known about how much water is the right amount to drink and what listeners can do to stay hydrated.
"Most people are chronically mildly dehydrated throughout the day." http://t.co/v0TsWNMfd4 Bad mood? You may be dehydrated.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 13, 2013
Is 8 glasses of water a day a good rec? "You can't develop hydration guidelines for the masses" says our expert. It's about your own needs.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 13, 2013
Most people only hydrate during meals. The key is to drink water during those big gaps. http://t.co/v0TsWNMfd4— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 13, 2013