Of late, I have been trying to make myself more aware of my water intake. In so doing, I am making a concentrated effort to increase my water consumption. Knowing that water is the basis of all living things on this planet, it is important that we do address our water intake.

To begin with, why not watch this short and simple introductory film entitled 10 Reasons to Drink Water which is available on Youtube. It’s also a great video to share with your family and friends. []. You may be surprised at some of the healthy benefits you can get by drinking plenty of water.

Reasons to Drink Water:

I found these statistics on how much water makes up various parts of our body. They prove to be quite interesting.

  • Brain and Heart are 73% water

  • Lungs are 83% water

  • Skin is 64% water

  • Muscles and Kidneys are 79% water

  • Bones are 31% water

A Few More Interesting Facts About Water and the Essential Functions of The Human Body:

  • Water helps to deliver oxygen to the body

  • You brain needs water to make hormones and neurotransmitters

  • Water aids in circulation

  • Water lubricates your joints

  • You need water to aid in forming saliva (thus it is necessary for digestion)

  • Water regulates your body temperature

  • Water acts as a shock absorber for your brain and spinal cord (as well as the fetus if you are pregnant)

  • Carbohydrates and protein we eat are metabolized and transported throughout the body by water

  • Water flushes out body waste (predominately urine)


Why Do We Need to Drink More Water When Active?

You should also be aware of certain activities within your lifestyle that may require more water than others. This is especially true if you are involved in strenuous activities while out in the hot sun of spring and summer, such as gardening or even moving.

Your body requires more water when you are active. Any form of exercise, whether a daily regimen of walking will cause your body to sweat in order to return to its optimal temperature. In so doing, sweat will evaporate through your pores in order to cool us down causing a loss of body fluid. Drinking water replaces this fluid.

Did You Know Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight?

According to scientific evidence, “Drinking plenty of water can help you lose weight. This is because water can increase satiety and boost your metabolic rate. Some evidence suggests that increasing water intake can promote weight loss by slightly increasing your metabolism, which can increase the number of calories you burn on a daily basis.” [].

How Much Water Should You Drink Every day?

Men and women have different water requirements. On average, men’s body weight is about 60 per cent water, whereas, women’s body weight is about 55% water. Therefore, men require about 15.5 cups of water per day and women require about 11.5 cups. This is due to the fact that men have less fatty tissue than women. But it is certainly okay for you to drink more.


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