Water %

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    Jul 12, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    Gotta question trying to figure out
    what is a good healthy % of water we should have in our bodys Ive read 30 40 60 any ideas
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    Jul 12, 2007 9:44 PM GMT
    Why? Water content of the different tissues is pretty tightly regulated and you don't have much direct control over it. But since fat (unlike all other tissues) doesn't have water in it, getting leaner will give you a higher proportional water content.

    Someone with 30% water in their body would have a body fat percentage over 50%. (Assuming that they are not a dried out corpse.) Someone with 60% water would have body fat around 15%.

  • atxclimber

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    Jul 12, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    If you feel like you have a crippling hangover, then you don't have enough water in your body.

    If you are urinating every fifteen minutes and it's clear and colorless chances are you've got plenty.

    If you die of water intoxication, you have too much.

    Really the key is just to make sure to take in enough electrolytes. Don't drink gallons of water every day and skimp on sodium, especially while exercising (specifically sweating) or it'll cause you problems. Cramps. Etc.

    My body fat monitor scale says I'm about 63% water at any given time, but for all I know that number is entirely fictitious.
  • zakariahzol

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    Jul 12, 2007 10:49 PM GMT
    I find out my water level getting higher the thinner I become. During my fat day 47%, nowaday in the 50%. Anybody can explain this?
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    Jul 12, 2007 11:04 PM GMT
    This is really something to not worry about!
    Water is one of the most important things in your diet! EVERYTHING in your body requires water. Don't sweat (bad word to choose, I know) water % in your body, the monitors in general are very vague.
    As ATX said, if you have enough, you are peeing regularly. If your pee is deep yellow, you are dehydrated.