Interesting segment on NPR's Morning Edition today regarding the edict that we consume 8 8oz. glasses of water a day. A researcher at Dartmouth Medical School refutes that wisdom, citing as its source a study done in the 70's that recommended 1 ml of water for every calorie consumed. The study went on to point out that most of this water would come from the food itself, though this part has been largely ignored/overlooked.
I've tried to consume the recommended daily dosage of water, but, man does it take a concerted effort (not to mention lots of trips to the potty) and I've ended up feeling like some kind of self-mutilating loser when I (more often than not) haven't kept my intake up. So this morning's report came as something of a relief.
I'd post a link but it doesn't seem to be up on the site yet; maybe later today.