Water is life!
The human body is made of 60% water (infants 78%), and this is a clear indication of the importance of water. Humans need to be adequately hydrated for their physiological systems to function. Additionally, water helps maintain organ health and allows the blood to maintain the consistency it requires to flow freely and transport oxygen and nutrients to every cell of the body.
Drinking water also regulates your body temperature, protects your tissues, spinal cord and joints, it excretes waste through perspiration, urination and defecation, maximize physical performance, aids in digestion, it aides in nutrient absorption, blood oxygen circulation, fights off illness, helps your brain function, improves your moods, hydrates your skin and stops major organ failure.
You can live without food for three weeks, but only three days without water!
How much should you drink?
How much do you weight? How much physical exercise and what is the local temperature?
Everyone should drink .5 fluid ounce per pound, minimally. A man needs more than a woman (.7 Fl/#). The more you exercise, you should increase this amount by 20% and if you live/work in a hot climate, increase another 20%.
Example: A 200# man (locally) should drink at least 192 ounces of water a day. A 150# woman should drink at least 144 ounces of water a day.
The bottom line
Water is important to nearly every part of your body. Not only will hitting your daily recommended intake help you maintain your current state of being, it may even improve your overall health.
What type of water you drink is THE most important component to your health!
The best water does not have contaminants – this should be Reverse Osmosis water. If you feel that you need some of the healthy minerals back for taste, use a pH booster.
Pure, Clean, Odor free water.