Fitness, Prevention

Do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day? We asked five experts

They said No.

Alexandra Hansen

Everyone knows humans need water and we can’t survive without it. We’ve all heard we should be aiming for eight glasses, or two litres of water per day. 

This target seems pretty steep when you think about how much water that actually is, and don’t we also get some water from the food we eat? 

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day. 

All five experts said no

Here are their detailed responses: