Water is vital to life — humans are about 60% water! Dragons, maybe a little less…but having scales instead of skin helps to keep the water in, so they can worry less about drinking enough water and more about reading another book!
So, how much water is enough? This is apparently a tricky question to answer — because everyone gets different amounts of water through food (someone eating a cucumber salad gets a lot more water than someone eating a serving of French fries),
and everyone loses water in different amounts through the day (surfing the internet causes you to sweat less than walking the dog, as a general rule)
And everyone is just different…yes, we are ALL unique, special creatures!
However, medical researchers and such institutions as the World Health Organization, The Harvard School of Public Health, and The National Academy of Medicine all currently suggest an average fluid consumption of
Men 3.7 Liters (130 fluid ounces or just over 16 cups)
Women 2.7 Liters (95 fluid ounces or almost 12 cups)
This amount includes all “moisture” — not just drinking water, but the water found in tea, smoothies, soup, watermelon, and yes, even coffee. But most of us need more water, not more coffee!
Tracking your daily water intake is a great way to make sure you and your little dragons are staying hydrated, especially in the heat of summer!
Download the free printable PDF Daily Water Challenge — set your own goal, tally how many cups of water you drink, and track your progress for 30 days!
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PS While water is vital to all forms of life, living among plastic waste from human-made single-use plastic water bottles is a real killer to the flora and fauna we share the earth with. And there are probably microplastics in bottled water as well — not good for humans or dragons! Do you have a favorite metal or glass reusable water bottle? Share it in the comments!