I know the general rule is to drink 64 oz of water each day, more if you're exercising (right?).
Is there a formula to what kind of exercise and for how long to how much extra you should get in?
Also, the 64 oz, well, I don't know if I can put type what I mean correctly, so I hope it make sense.
If 64oz is supposed to be the minimum consumed in a day, does it matter when it's consumed? If it's all consumed by 10am, and you go to bed at 10pm, could that cause dehydration? Is there some rule of how this should be spread out?
There are days that I finish my water by 10am, and it just doesn't cross my mind to get more, then by the time I get home, I'm parched, but then get busy, and before I know it, I'm going to bed, and still, the last time I drank anything was 10am.
The last couple of days I've been getting between 64-128oz, spread throughout the day as I'm trying to make an effort to do that because I'm sure it can't be good to be parched, or well, doing it the way I'm doing. But I'm mainly wondering that even though I'm getting in the minimum required 64oz, could this still be causing dehydration?
Also, one that really has me curious is water and sodium.
Sodium obvious can make you retain water, but is there a certain amount that you can/should drink per mg of sodium to prevent retention?
The last two days I've had 1 serving of canadian bacon which has 400mg of sodium (plus some mustard today, which has some). I don't know how much sodium is considered a lot, but is there a certain amount of water that can be consumed to help prevent retention due to the sodium?