Water Water Everywhere, But How Much Do You Really Need? : Short Wave The water advice is everywhere - how much to drink (8 cups a day - really?), what to drink, when to drink, and all its benefits. On this episode we produced with our colleagues at Life Kit, hosts Aaron Scott and Emily Kwong take some cherished hydration beliefs and get to the reality behind the science of hydration and the actual best ways to quench our thirst.

Water Water Everywhere, But How Much Do You Really Need?

Water Water Everywhere, But How Much Do You Really Need?

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A runner takes a quick drink during training at the Australian Athletics Olympic Teams training camp at Nudgee College in Brisbane, Australia. Darren England/Getty Images hide caption

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A runner takes a quick drink during training at the Australian Athletics Olympic Teams training camp at Nudgee College in Brisbane, Australia.

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The water advice is everywhere - how much to drink (8 cups a day - really?), what to drink, when to drink, and all its benefits. On this episode we produced with our colleagues at Life Kit, Aaron and Emily take some cherished hydration beliefs and get to the reality behind science of hydration and the actual best ways to quench our thirst.

This episode was produced by Summer Thomad, Andee Tagle and Chloee Weiner. It was edited by Gisele Grayson, Meghan Keane and Rebecca Ramirez and fact checked by Brit Hanson. Engineering support came from Gilly Moon.