Friday, 27 March 2015

Water for a healthy life forever


The human body consists of two-thirds water. Water is essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It helps transport nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. It is necessary for all digestive, absorption, circulatory, and excretory functions, as well as for the utilization of the water-soluble vitamins. It is also needed for the maintenance of proper body temperature.

As an average our body consumes 250ml of water on a daily basis for breathing. Nutritionists have difficulty in suggesting an exact daily requirement because the amount of water required will vary depending on the climate and type of work.

Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. The more active you are, the more water you need to replenish lost fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty, because by the time you feel thirsty, you have probably lost two or more cups of your total body water composition.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Convenience is a must, so carry a bottle of water with you as you commute to work, run errands or enjoy a day at the beach. While at work, keep a bottle of water on your desk, or visit the office water cooler often.

Once you start exercising, drink water throughout your workout. Keep a bottle of water with you and take frequent water breaks. Don’t underestimate the amount of fluids lost from perspiration.

Start and end your day with water. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a serving before bed and again when you wake up. Common colds and the flu frequently lead to dehydration. Keep a large bottle of water next to your bed so you can sip it throughout the day without having to get up.

Cold water is the best fluid to keep hydrated when it’s warm outside. This will be absorbed much more quickly than warm fluids and may help to cool off your overheated body. If you’re going to be away from home or outdoors, make sure you keep a bottle of water close by.

It is essential for children to drink enough water as they need water to balance their intake of other beverages, especially during outdoor activities. It would appear that most people do not drink enough water. The classic signs and symptoms include, we need to keep watching these symptoms to take care ourselves.
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Tiredness
  • Increased risk of developing kidney infections, and Constipation. 
Lets’ have adequate quantity of water everyday to keep a healthy life.

30 comments:

Linda said...

A very needed and helpful post, thank you so much for sharing this.

Ygraine said...

Think I've just discovered why I suffer from repeated headaches and poor concentration!
I had never considered how little water I drink...I have learned so much from you today.
Thank you so much for sharing this valuable info...

Great blog!

Emmylou said...

I must admit I'm not that good with drinking water.:( Thanks for this reminder to drink up:D

Lux Ganzon said...

Because of soda and other flavored drinks, children often skip drinking water or drink water less. We should really encourage them to have lots of water since it's healthier and safer.

Christine said...

Lots of important information here, thanks!

Christine said...

Lots of important information here, thanks!

TexWisGirl said...

a do try to drink plenty of water.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have a hard time drinking water unless it has flavoring of some type.

JoJo said...

The only way I can drink water consistently is with Crystal Lite mixed in. I tried fruit infused last year and it just didn't do it for me at all. It wasn't sweet enough.

SweetMarie said...

I'm trying to drink more water. It's not easy for me, but I know there are so many benefits. :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great tips. Water is always fabulous. Keep in touch

Ginny said...

Wow, I LOVE your chart!!! A long time ago (40 years!), I got into health trouble by not drinking enough water. Now I drink a pint before I even eat breakfast. And I also carry a pint bottle when I go out.

Bob Bushell said...

2/3% of all body weight, you know what, mine is all wine, lol.

Arkansas Patti said...

I do well for a while then tend to backslide. I know a lot of seniors are dehydrated. Thank you for the reminder.

The Yum List said...

I'm a firm believer in the powers of water. When humans finally become evolved they will realize how precious it really is.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great information! I need to drink more water because I know it's much better than the Pepsi that I love so well. Thanks for your visit and have a nice weekend!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I recently made myself switch to two large glasses of water a day at work instead of two cokes. Began reaping benefits within the first week! Amazing how easily we fall into bad habits and how hard to get ourselves out of them.

Olga Hebert said...

This is so, so important. So good for the skin, too, the largest organ of the body.

Anna - Alina said...

Thanks for post!
I really drink less than human need per a day!



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susie said...

okay...I'll have a glass.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I should drink more water but I don't like the taste of water, which is not a good thing

Launna said...

I love water, it is pretty well the only thing I drink and I drink anywhere from 8-10 glasses daily... I feel it when I don't drink enough ;)

Kay said...

I'm trying very hard to drink more water. It's so easy to forget though. Thank you very much for your visit and kind words.

Gingi Freeman said...

Wow.. that top image has pretty much convinced me I need to, ya know.. actually drink water! lol... Gonna go get some RIGHT NOW! Great post.. - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Margie said...

I drink lots of water!
Great post ...thanks!

Rama Ananth said...

You are right. I make it a point to drink minimum 2 and half to 3 lit. of water, apart from other fluids.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Yep, the best way to kick start your organs in by drinking water first thing in the morning. I do try to get my servings in each and every day.

Mila said...

And yet I never drink enough of it! I hope I will change that, once my baby grows up, for both our sake!

Sharon Wagner said...

It is always good to be reminded of the importance of water. Thanks!

Shirley Tay said...

Very informative post, dear! I try to drink as much too :D

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