How much should my daily water intake be, you are wondering? There is always the '8 cups rule' to fall back on if you are not sure, but my best indication is the urine. Yes, I've said it. When well hydrated, urine should be light yellow or colorless. And if you are extracting bright yellow urine, please get some water ASAP!
Also, don't fret if you don't have enough time to gulp down 8 cups of water each day, because we get our water intake from other sources, like fruits and vegetables, teas, milk and juices. On average, food provides 20% of our daily water intake, so that's great news! We all like to eat, right?
It's also important to drink FILTERED water! Many tests show sources of city water contact sizable traces of antibiotics, hormones from birth control pills and chemicals from agricultural waste (YUCK!) It's in everyone's best interest to install a high end water filtration system. You should drink half of your body weight in oz, so if you weight 150 lbs, you should be drinking 75 oz of water. I always have a full stainless steel water bottle near me (and refill it often), so I never walk around dehydrated. And to make hydrating feel more like a treat than a chore, try infusing it with whole fruits & berries: lemon, raspberries, ginger, mango, watermelon, cucumber.