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Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water gets rid of wastes, keeps your temperature normal, and lubricates and cushions joints. Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine, and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. The advice for women is to drink about 11 cups of water per day. For men, it is about 15 cups. Eight glasses of water per day is a reasonable place to start. Keep in mind that the amount of water your body needs is also dependent on your activity level and your living environment (warm versus cold weather). We recommend drinking water before and after your fit20 session.