Water Wonders: Your Body’s Best FriendAugust 19, 2013
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Water (h2o) plays an enormous role in how well our bodies function. Simply put, the more we drink, the healthier we become because it assists in the digestion and absorption of food and in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Water does numerous good and healthy things for our bodies!
Drinking water is extremely beneficial for weight loss. Studies have shown that a low consumption of the life sustaining liquid allows fat to be deposited instead of being metabolized into energy. H2o also to helps maintain muscle tone and clear and healthy skin. It helps alleviate lower back pain, headaches, depression, hypertension, muscle pain, joint pain, bloating, constipation, low energy levels, confusion and disorientation. It also regulates all bodily functions. Every enzymatic and chemical reaction of the body occurs in h2o.
Water also transports hormones, nutrients, oxygen and antibodies through the blood stream and lymphatic system. In addition, our bodies’ proteins and enzymes are more efficient with adequate h2o consumption.
Muscles are primarily composed of h2o that ensures that a proper muscle contraction can be achieved so that the working muscle is properly exhausted. H2o regulates body temperature, removes toxins and wastes, cushions and lubricates joints, decreases risk of kidney stones, and protects tissues, organs and the spinal cord from shock and damage.
Are you drinking 64 ounces - 72 ounces each day?
WATER WONDERS: DID YOU KNOW?
- A person can live over a month without food but can only live for approximately one week without water.
- 66% of the human body is water.
- A tomato consists of 95% of water
- 80% of a pineapple is water.
- 75% of chicken is water.
- If you drink too much water too quickly, it can lead to water intoxication.
- At the time of birth, an infants body consists of 80% water
ABOUT THE AUTHORCathy Wilson, PCC, BCC, had RNY surgery in 2001 and lost 147 pounds. Cathy is a regular contributor to the OH Blog and authored the "Mind Matters" column in ObesityHelp Magazine. Cathy is a licensed pilot and loves flying. She is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC).
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