Sunday, 1 November 2015

What is the importance of drinking water throughout the day?

Drink water through the day. I cannot emphasize how important this is for your metabolism. Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and air 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. (Are you having trouble reading this? Drink up!) Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy- five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration – a pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available through the tap or bottle. Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions made up in our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.
Water serves as a lubricantWater forms the base for salivaWater forms the fluids that surround the jointsWater regulates the body temperature, as the cooling and heating is distributed through perspirationWater helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agentWater regulates metabolismIn addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer. And those are just a few examples! Drinking water should always be clean and free of contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness.
If your workplace or home is air-conditioned, all the more reason for you to be aware of the amount of water you drink. When in an air-conditioned environment, you don’t usually feel thirsty; even though your body may be dehydrating, you don’t feel it, because of the climate. That’s why you must make a conscious effort to drink up. Fill up three 1-liter bottles. Keep two of them at work, and ensure those two bottles are over before you leave for home, and ensure the third one is over before you end your day. It’s the best way to track the water you drink. If you are involved in sports or any exercise, increase your intake to compensate for the water lost through sweat.

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