The Importance of Hydration

2008 WordsFeb 20, 20188 Pages
Hydration Hydration is one of the key parts to staying healthy. Hydration is very important because your body consists of mostly water. The right balance between water and electrolytes controls how most of the bodies systems function, including our nerves and muscles. Proper hydration is important for proper functioning of the brain. When you are well hydrated, brain cells are better provided with fresh, oxygen-loaded blood, and the brain remains alert. Water helps many different parts of your body function such as, body temperature, urine, your blood, and your metabolism. Water helps keep a healthy metabolism by discharging itself in your stomach to help to digest food. It helps in your blood to transport nutrients and oxygen to all the cells of the body. It helps in urine to carry waste out of the body. It helps in sweat to remove heat produced during exercise. There are different references for water intake each day. Most people have been told they should be drinking 6 to 8 8 ounce glasses of water each day, which is a pretty good goal. However, different people need different quantities of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can maintain good hydration by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than 8 glasses may be plenty. Others may need more than 8 glasses each day. Some people have a higher risk of dehydration than others, including people who get a lot of exercise, have certain medical conditions, are
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