The benefits of drinking water are essential to our very survival, made up of 60% water, that’s over half the raw ingredient that make the complex organisium that is you.
According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, “the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.”
It makes sense then that ensuring we keep that 60% balance as steady as we possibly will make a big contribution to good immune system.
I go out of my way now especially since COVID to ensure that I drink as much water as I possibly can throughout the day and night, if I wake up, I take a sip.
There are plenty of official recommendations and guidelines in regard to how much you should drink a day, I personally drink as much as I know I need, your body usually has a way of letting you know when it needs water.
Be sensible by all means check out the recommendations if that helps, there is no harm at all in checking them out, I consciously ensure I am getting enough, I also feel and see the benefits for myself.
Water Is Essential On So Many Levels
Vital to life without question, listed below are just a few of the bodily functions it supports.
- Carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body including the brain.
- Supports, maintains and sustains the immune system and all its functions.
- Regulates and controls body temperature.
- Flushes and removes toxins and waste from the body.
- Assists with the absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, glucose and amino acids by the body.
- Lubricates the mucus membranes, joints and muscles.
- Is main ingredient needed in the production of blood and saliva.
- Assists and supports the creation, repair.regeneration and constant replacement of all cells and tissue.
Our body is unable to store water for later use so needs constant replenishment, on demand ideally, as and when needed.
Your body really is like that of a plant, also made up of mainly water, if you underwater it dries up, shrivels up and dies, if you over water it suffocates, drowns and dies.
A Fine Balance
Life is a fine balance with many different factors that all need taking into serious consideration with regard to seeing, understanding and attaining the ultimate goal of good health, vitality and longevity.
We are constantly losing water, every day through our breath, saliva, sweat, urine, vomit, feces and other bodily fluids. Making sure you are adequately hydrated is really important to keep water levels in response to the way it has been lost.
The amount of water needed on a daily basis is dependent on a few factors such as age, gender, activity levels, weight, climate and health.
It is important regardless of circumstance that you keep hydrated and are getting enough water in your system on a daily basis.
Dehydration can be really nasty, actually causing death, I had an experience many years ago whilst I was visiting a hospital in Jamaica.
We were just leaving at about 10.00 pm at night when we heard a terrible cry and sobbing coming from two women, a mother and a grandmother, they had just lost a child to dehydration.
It broke my heart, I was in shock, a child dying in the UK because of dehydration was unheard-of, I think it was then that I really realized how dangerous dehydration could be, having just witness an extreme consequence.
Symptoms of Dehydration
- Dry mouth
- Impairment of physical and mental capabilities
- Decreased urination
- Thick yellow urine
Water is amazing and there are so many reasons why we benefit in ensuring that we stay hydrated by drinking it whenever we can avoid drinks like sweet tea or coffee, alcohol, soda/pop or any other drink spoiled by additives, preservatives, tons of sugar and E numbers.
19 Benefits to Drinking Water
- Keeps skin soft and supple, glowing, hydrated, moist, supple, fresh, wrinkle free and looking younger for way longer, our skin is made up of 64% water.
- Keeps skin clear from acne, pimples, and black heads, helps sooth and elevate acne.
- Maintains the brightness, whiteness and clarity of the eyes, helps make them sparkle.
- Encourages new growth for longer, stronger, shinier, healthier looking hair and nails.
- Supports and assists the brain in producing hormones such as serotonin a feel good hormone and neurotransmitters.
- Protects vital systems, such as the brain, the spinal cord and the unborn fetus, water acts as a shock absorbed.
- Plays a major role in the processes of digestion, dehydration can lead to problems such as constipation, acid stomach, stomach ulcers and heartburn.
- Assists with the flushing out and removal of toxins and waste products from the body.
- Keep joints lubricated and moving.
- Supports the regulation and maintenance of blood pressure levels.
- Boost performance during exercise.
- Replacing soda/pop, high surgery drinks with water can dramatically with weight loss.
- Plenty of water can help you get over then symptoms of a hangover, however avoiding symptoms in the first place can be avoided by drinking water between each alcoholic drink.
- When Is Extra Water Needed
- When you are suffering from a fever and you may have a high temperature and or are sweating lots.
- When you are exercising, before, during and after,
- If you naturally sweat a lot not forgetting night sweats.
- Men on average tend to need more water than women on a daily basis.
It’s Agreed Then.
If you want to be stronger and bloom longer then drinking lots of water is a must, its really important to stay hydrated, it’s amazing how easily that can occur.
I constantly drink and sip water throughout the day, to make sure I’m getting enough, regardless of what else I may be drinking.
Water is such a powerful element that it benefits us on the outside just as much as it does the inside.
Just think about that refreshed feeling you get after you take a refreshing shower or bath, it is one of the best feelings in the world.
As always all contributions to the discussion are always encouraged and always very much appreciated.
Stay Save, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong
*Please note the information contained in this post is intended for the purpose of general information and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals.