Water creates perspiration, which dissipates excess heat to cool our bodies. You may need water when you are overheated and not perspiring.
It aids in DIGESTION.
Digestion of foods is most efficient and nutrients are taking in more effectively with water.
It maintains healthy MUSCLES.
Muscles are composed primarily of water. Water not only keeps you strong, it removes wastes from and transports nutrients to the muscle cells and decreases recovery time.
It supports our ORGANS.
All our organs need water to function at their best. Water also keeps the blood from thickening and in return helps the heart function at its peak. It aids transport of nutrients throughout the entire body, and removes toxins and waste.
Fighting Cold and Flu.
Staying healthy through cold and flu season is no small feat. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid a virus, but there are several things you can do to boost your immune system. Staying properly hydrated is key to preventing fluid loss and will help keep you feeling energized. If you do get sick, try to drink continuously throughout the day. Drinking water is key to staying properly hydrated.
Your body excretes water constantly through sweat, urine and exhaled air, which is why it’s so important to replenish your body throughout your day. Your body will tell you when you need more. When you’re even mildly dehydrated you’ll feel thirsty and you may even have dry mouth or dry lips.
Moderate Dehydration Symptoms.
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Dry skin
Severe Dehydration Symptoms.
- All of the above symptoms
- A rapid, weak pulse
- Rapid breathing
- Lack of sweating
Dehydration can be the result of forgetting to drink enough water, vomiting, diarrhea, overexposure to the sun and fever. Diuretics and natural diuretics such as alcohol and caffeine can also cause dehydration. So, be sure to drink large amounts of water when you’re ill or enjoying the great outdoors.