Drinking plenty of water is important for a whole host of reasons! All the cells and organs in our body need water to function properly. Our bodies are 70 percent water! Try drinking a glass of water or two with your breakfast – you’ll feel the benefits. It will give your body the boost it needs to start the day.
Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints' shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain. Cartilage found in joints and the disks of the spine contains around 80 percent water.
Saliva helps us digest our food and keeps our mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean. Consumed instead of sweet drinks, it can also reduce tooth decay.
With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders.
Regular dehydration can lead to problems with thinking and reasoning. It can affect brain function and structure. It’s also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Keeping hydrated protects your brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues.
Keeping hydrated is important to maintain body temperature, as it's connected to the production of sweat. Sweat keeps you cool so your temperature will rise if you don't refresh the water you lose.
The bowel needs water to work properly. Dehydration can lead to digestive problems, constipation, and an overly acidic stomach. This increases the risk of heartburn and stomach ulcers.
A lack of water can cause our blood to become thicker, increasing blood pressure.
Minerals and nutrients dissolve in water, which makes it possible for them to reach different parts of the body.
The kidneys regulate fluid in the body. Insufficient water can lead to kidney stones and other problems.
Dehydration during exercise may hinder performance.
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