Why Drinking Water?

It’s always important to drink water, but our need for it increases with the temperature because water helps regulate the temperature of the human body.

 

Roughly 60 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount. You lose approximately 2 quarts of water a day through breathing, perspiration, and urination.
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So when it’s hot outside, when you exercise vigorously or if you ignore your body’s desire for thirst and don’t replace that liquid, you can become dehydrated.
Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine that can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.

 

Dehydration can make you feel tired and uncomfortable, and contribute to headaches. If you are exercising, in a hot environment, ill or pregnant, you may want to drink additional water, even if you aren’t particularly thirsty.
So gulp that extra cup of water today and know you are one of the lucky ones because more than 2 billion people on earth do not have a safe supply of water.

Cheers 🙂

Love and Light,
Liraz

 

Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

 

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