# What is normal water percentage in the body?

## What is normal water percentage in the body?

Water as percentage of body weight in adults

Adults Ages 12 to 18 Ages 19 to 50
Male average: 59 range: 52%–66% average: 59% range: 43%–73%
Female average: 56% range: 49%–63% average: 50% range: 41%–60%

What is the percentage of water?

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in you and your dog.

### What is body water weight?

Water normally makes up 50 to 60 percent of an adult’s total body weight. Any extra water being held in the body is referred to as “water weight.” When water builds up in the body, it can cause bloating and puffiness, especially in the abdomen, legs, and arms.

How do you calculate the percentage of water in your body?

The easy way to calculate total body water is simply to multiply 0.6 times your weight in kilograms, since roughly 2/3 of your body weight is water.

## How much of the world’s water is drinkable?

Only about three percent of Earth’s water is freshwater. Of that, only about 1.2 percent can be used as drinking water; the rest is locked up in glaciers, ice caps, and permafrost, or buried deep in the ground. Most of our drinking water comes from rivers and streams.

Where is the first place you lose fat?

Mostly, losing weight is an internal process. You will first lose hard fat that surrounds your organs like liver, kidneys and then you will start to lose soft fat like waistline and thigh fat. The fat loss from around the organs makes you leaner and stronger.

### Is the body 70 percent water?

About 70 percent of the human body is made up of water and, coincidentally, more than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water.

How much percent does water make up in the human body?

On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells.

## What percent of water do human bodies need daily?

About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women. These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.

What percent of human bodies are made of water?

A: Water makes up about 73 percent of the human brain and helps make hormones and neurotransmitters. The human heart also is composed of about the same percentage of water. The mature human body overall has a water composition of about 60 percent.

### What is the approximate adult body percentage of water?

Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.