The importance of drinking water

It’s hard to believe, but humans bodies are 65% water.  In order to maintain adequate hydration, it is important to drink enough water on a daily basis.  Hydration is important for maintaining good blood circulation through adequate blood volume, waste removal and detoxification of the body, ability to sweat and cool the body, keeping joints lubricated which helps to prevent arthritis, and a countless number of other body processes.

Many adults are chronically dehydrated.  Signs of dehydration include thirst, dry skin, tiredness, inability to concentrate, headaches, joint and muscle aches, infrequent urination, constipation and hunger – especially sugar cravings.  It is best to make a habit of drinking water throughout the day to help the body stay hydrated.  By the time you start to feel thirsty, your body is already in the early stages of dehydration.  It is recommended that adults drink a minimum of 2 litres of water each day.  It is important to actually drink water, and not other drinks, especially drinks that contain high levels or sugar or caffeine.

Take a look at this infographic for more information 🙂

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