Water your body
Water is an essential nutrient. Our bodies are about 70% water. Drinking plenty of water is important, as water helps keep muscles hydrated and flexible. You are dehydrated, when your body loses more water by all means than you take in by drinking water.
Why we need water?
- Prevents constipation
- Cleans and detoxifies your body
- Keeps muscle moving and prevents from tightening up
- A good cough syrup
- Keeps you cool
- Curbs overeating
Why is water so important?
.Our organs do not function properly without the water. Humans are 70 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water.If you don’t drink water, you will die. It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food.
- Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
- Water Can Help Control Calories
- Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. Water contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!
- Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
- Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine.
- Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation.
- Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused. Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.
Six tips to water your body
1-Model it – Water should be choice of drink for your thirst. Drink as much you want and encourage your family to drink it, even when they are not thirsty.
2-Bottle it – Bring your favorite water bottle along when you go out
3-Flavor it – Flavor it with your favorite juice or slice of lemon, lime or orange or cucumber or ginger
4-Advertise it – Remind every time that water is better for you, which doesn’t have extra sugar and artificial coloring
5-Food it – Many fruits such as watermelon, have a high water content. Soup, fruit smoothies and many other veggies also supply lots of water.
6-Sip it – Kids and adults too, drink more when they drink from straw.
How much water?
As a general rule, children need around an ounce of fluid per pond of body weight per dy. Adults need about a half an ounce of fluid per pond of body weight per day. So, remember to drink half of your body weight in ounce of water per day. A small amount of fluids can be from milk or 100% fruit juices, but majority of your fluids should be from plain water. Coffee, tea, soda or any caffeinated drinks are not considered as water consumption, as they cause kidney to drain a lot of water.
Drink your water challenge
Have you ever had this feeling that you are thirsty? Obviously yes, but guess what? By the time you start getting this feeling of thirst, your body is already dehydrated. Most people take drinking water for granted but keeping hydrated has a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial water is, a significant number of people fail to consume recommended levels of fluids each day.
Water consumption rules –
– Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water (if you weight 160lbs, drink 80oz of water each day).
– Carry a bottle everywhere with you to remember to keep drinking.
– You can get water from food also, not just from beverages. Eat raw fruits and vegetables as they are dense in water
– Drink water and other fluids until you empty your bladder frequently and with light color.
– Caffeinated drinks are diuretic, means they cause body to release the water.
Drink your water Challenge-
Drinking enough water each day is not at the top of many people’s lists of priorities. The challenge is that you have to carry a bottle with you everywhere, and work towards consuming ½ of your body weight in ounces every day. This is more important than the food you eat. The water alone will make a big difference in your waistline and with preventing extreme hunger along with other benefits including a glow on your skin.