Importance of Water

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WATER IS THE SUBSTANCE OF LIFE and Life cannot exist without water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated.Water is one of the most Important nutrient in the body,making up 45-75 percent of your total bodyweight.Water is just as important to your survival as it is to helping you reach your fitness goals.Humans can survive far longer without food than without water. Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function. Water lost through sweating is lost from all body compartments.

Body water requirements:
Adult Male : total 3.7 L out of which 0.7 from food and 3 from fluids
Adult female : total 2.7 L out of which 0.5 from food and 2.2 from fluids

The body relies upon water for a lot of functions like
1.lubricating the joints
2.cushioning of the brain
3.digestion and absorption of food
4.maintaining blood pressure
5.removal of water products from the body
6.transporting nutrients and oxygen
7.cooling the body with sweat

Benefits of drinking water:
1.Drinking plenty of water may help relieve headaches. Some of the most common headaches are due to dehydration.
2.Drinking water improves the vitality of your skin. You will look younger if your skin is healthier.
3.Drinking water regulates your body temperature and helps fuel your muscles.
4.Without water, your heart will have to work harder to pump oxygenated blood to all cells, and so will the rest of your vital organs, which can cause fatigue. Drinking water will relieve fatigue of this kind.

Some Tips to remember:
1.Begin the day in a well hydrated state to maintain working capacity
2.Aim to maintain hydration through out the day by sipping on water and fluids.
3.Adequately rehydrate after sweat loss.
4.consume lettuce iceberg which is made up of 96% water.
5.Keep a water bottle with you at all times to drink from throughout the day.
6.Try adding some freshly sliced fruit or cucumber to a pitcher of water to add a hint of flavour, making it easier to go down.
7.Drink a glass of water betore each and every meal
8.Start your meals with a soup as this will count towards your hydration intake.
9.Sip on hot, herbal teas if you want since this will also count as a serving of water.

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