Water is very crucial for the human body. Water helps with many things: it acts as an insulator which helps regulate internal body temperatures, it helps lubricate joints, it helps flush out waste and toxins from the body through the urine and much more. In an article written by Anne Marie Helmenstine, PH.D. for ThoughtCo., she states that “the average adult human body is 50-65% water.”
If you live in a climate where there is a lot of humidity or is very sunny then you should consider drinking even more water. Drinking loads of water aren’t just for those who exercise, it is for everyone. In the summer when you are just sitting out in the sun, you should be hydrating yourself frequently. In an article written by the American Heart Association, Dr. John Batson, a sports medicine physician said, “if you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.” He goes on to point out that “for every pound of sweat you lose, that’s a pint of water you’ll need to replenish.”
The amount of water that should be consumed varies. A few factors that can cause this variation can be any medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or cystic fibrosis just to name a few. Another factor can be any medications that a person is one, some medications can act as diuretics which causes the body to lose more fluid while on those medications. The last factor can be if the person perspires more than normal then they would need to increase their intake of water.
Water is great for many reasons, here are few:
- Relieves Constipation: water is a major component for a smooth function digestive tract
- Improve Skin: There is a correlation between water intake and smoothness of the skin
- Weight Loss: water promotes metabolism which helps with weight loss.
- Clears Toxins: water carries oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to all the body parts and which provides a way to remove the toxins, dead cells, and waste materials.
- Improves Kidney Function: 2-10 liters glasses of water must be consumed each day to prevent
With summer just around the corner, start trying to increase your water intake!