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We all know that drinking water is essential to our health, especially when we are constantly on the go. Luckily, at most places in the United States water is available almost everywhere. From gas stations to vending machines water is sold in many different sizes of bottles and brands. So how do we know if we are getting enough?
In order to stay hydrated, most people have to drink at least a half gallon of water every day, but how many water bottles are in a gallon?
A gallon of water in the US is measured in ounces. There are 128 fluid ounces in the US gallon.
A standard water bottle sold in most places is about 16.9 oz of water, so that would mean that about 7.5 standard water bottles will fit into a gallon of water. However, if the water bottle is bigger or smaller than 16.9 oz, the amount of water bottles to make a gallon will vary. In order to calculate use this formula:
Fluid oz in a gallon ÷ fluid oz in a water bottle = No. of bottles in a gallon.
Buying a reusable bottle like HydroJug is not only a more sustainable way to get a gallon of water in, but cost effective as well.
The price of the average 16.9 oz water bottle in the US is about $0.81.
7.5 a day = $6.07 per day.
$42 per week.
$2,211.30 per year.
The price of aGallon HydroJug is $29.99 and will last you multiple years.
We are made of about 60% of water, and our muscles are made up of over 70% water. This means it is essential for our bodies to function properly. Water is responsible for helping to carry nutrients to our cells, digest food, flush toxins from our organs, and keep our muscles and joints healthy.
The amount of water you should drink in a day will vary from person to person. It depends on your age, weight, sex, and activity level. To calculate how much water you need, use our freeHydration Calculator.
Drinking a gallon of water a day can seem like a very daunting task, however there are many little things that you can do to make the process easier.
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.
Not only will this kick start your body into action, it will also give you more energy and wake you up faster. You will also start your day with the action of drinking water making it easier to continue throughout the day.
2. Drink water before every meal.
Drinking water before and during a meal is an easy way for us to remember to drink throughout the day. It also helps to regulate your appetite because oftentimes it is easy to misinterpret thirst for hunger.
3. Always have your water near you!
This is whyHydroJug makes it so easy to get your gallon in throughout the day. You can easily take it anywhere you need to go, and it is big enough to last you the whole day without having to refill it. It also makes it easy to track exactly how much water you have drank throughout the day so you can pace yourself on your goal.
4. Add flavor or infuse your water.
Drinking plain water can get boring, especially if you’re trying to get a gallon in a day. Try adding flavorings to your water or infuse it with fruits and herbs to give it a little more flavor.