Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Benefits of Water

September 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Dr J's Blog

Water is essential for all life on earth and it’s also the most common substance on the planet. Without water life as we know it would be impossible. The chemical symbol for water is H2O and this means that it’s made up of one part oxygen and two parts hydrogen.
Water makes up around 70% of our bodies and this is why it’s so important for our health. Water is essential in almost every single process which occurs in our body. The circulatory system and digestive system both rely on water to operate properly.
We are always told that we should drink plenty of water every day, however few people actually realize that this is really so important. There are actually a great deal of health benefits for anyone who drinks water. Without enough water you will suffer from dehydration which has all kinds of effects on the body.

What is Dehydration?
Dehydration can include back pain, pain in legs, headaches and heartburn. Sometimes dehydration can also cause rheumatoid pains. Dehydration happens because the body will start to squeeze water from the tissues of cells. It is fortunately very easy to avoid dehydration by making sure that you drink enough water.

Water provides essential lubrication to our joints. Without water joints will start to seize up. Water also flows through our veins and capillaries. Water makes up over 70% of our bodies and this is why it’s so important to drink enough of it.

Water is also used for the body to regulate temperatures. This is the reason that human beings are able to live in every corner of the globe.

Many doctors and scientists have suggested that drinking plenty of water will also reduce the risk of contracting cancer. Drinking water will also ensure that you are protected from various diseases.

Coffee Substitute
Water is a fantastic substitute for coffee in the morning. Instead of drinking a cup of coffee in the morning a cup of water can be just as refreshing. It’s also important to consume plenty of water when exercising. Keeping your body hydrated will reduce the risks of strokes and heart attacks. Other drinks do contain water however these are not as hydrating. Drinks like coffee and soft drinks can actually dehydrate your body.

Water is essential and so it’s a good idea to sip it throughout the day. Even if you don’t feel thirsty you should still sip a glass of water to keep yourself hydrated. When you feel thirsty this means that it’s already too late.
It’s a good idea to drink around eight glasses of water per day; however this is a general average for everyone. The amount of water you need to consume will depend on your own body. Drinking water regularly will help your body’s systems to function at their best.
Water may not seem like a very important substance but it really is essential. Bodies need water to be healthy and without it bodily functions may not work correctly. Drink water and start improving your health today!

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing