Elemental
Published in

Elemental

The Nuance

Can You Drink Too Much Water?

The old ‘eight glasses a day’ rule isn’t based on science, and experts say some of us may be overdoing it

Photo: Bit Cloud/Unsplash

It’s 10:30 in the morning, and I’m already peeing for the fourth time today.

I peed when I woke up at 6:30 a.m. Then I drank a glass of water, had my habitual three cups…

--

--

--

Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

Why is wearing a mask so hard?

COVID-19: How can I protect myself?

Improving User Experience in Healthcare Billing

…and then, there’s Fred

What to Pack in a Diabetes Kit

Children’s Health and Nutrition Remain Important as Ever

We’re Not Meant to Live Without Touch

Fake Sick Notes: Pulling It Off Without Getting Caught

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

More from Medium

Slapping the Jester

Do You Know About All The Things Pigeons Can Do?

Will Smith Reminds Us Violence is an Option

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock

The Mistakes That Haunt You For Life (And How to Avoid Them)