All living things needs water to survive, they say water sustain life. Water is essential for our bodies to function on a daily basis, water promotes life in numerous ways. Without water, we cannot grow crops, keep livestock or wash our bodies.
Drinking water is vital to the human entire system, the amount of drinking water required to maintain good health, this also varies on our daily physical activity level, age, sex, health-related issues.
For those who work in a hot environment need to drink up to 16 liters daily; the daily water consumption should be 3.7 liters per day for males above 18 years of age while per day for females above the age 18 is 2.5 liters and of the health-related issues differs from there type of ailment.
Dehydration is a deficiency of water in the human body, from excessive sweating during the heat period and when there is a decreased water intake, this can lead to dehydration. Getting enough water daily is important for the human health, it can prevent dehydration, unclear thinking, mood change , constipation and also kidney stones.
Water needs to be consumed in other to be hydrated for our well-being, many people do not consume enough fluids daily. By drinking water everyday this can lubricate the joints because about 89 percent of water.
Dehydrate yourself and reduce the joints shock-absorbing ability leading to joint pain; water helps in forming saliva that helps us digest our food and keeps the mouth, nose and eyes moist. It also delivers oxygen throughout the human body because blood is more than 90 percent of water.
Water boosts skins health and beauty, without proper hydration the skin is vulnerable to some kind of disorders and premature wrinkling due to dryness.
Dehydration affects the brain and how it functions; this fact can lead to problems with thinking and reasoning.
Water regulates the body temperature; it is stored in the middle of the skin layers and then comes to the skin’s surface as sweat when the body heats up.
The digestive system depends on water in the processes of sweating, feces and the removal of urine from the blader. Water helps in maintaining the blood pressure because dehydration can cause the blood to become thicker, this can lead to high blood pressure. When dehydrated, the air-ways become congested and blocked, this make asthma and allergies even worse.
Drinking enough water prevents us from kidney damage. Staying hydrated enhances our daily performance; Water may help also in loosing weight that is, if its consumed instead of sweetened sodas and juices. Keep yourself hydrated daily, don’t wait til you’re thirsty to drink water – stay hydrated!
By Safrat Gani