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Drink Plenty of Water

March 3, 2013 — 2 Comments

Our Bodies Need Water to Function

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Water ball (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Sometimes it is hard to picture ourselves as the intricate biological machines that we are. Similar to any machine, we run on electricity (our nervous system) and, like any electrical system, we need water to run properly.

Lack of water can lead to mental fogginess, muscle cramping, dry skin, eyes, and hair, cardiac arrhythmia, loss of muscle function, and ultimately death. We who are lucky to live in areas where our water flows freely and cleanly from our taps, as well as from various office water coolers and retail water bottles, are typically dehydrated.

How? Well, we also tend to live in climate controlled environments where we sweat very little. we drink lots of diuretics in the form of coffee, alcohol, and sodas. We also eat tons of salt, and tend to be pretty sedentary. I have watched grown men get off of a bike at Soul Cycle and pass out due to dehydration. When we lived in Turks and Caicos, my husband passed out while frying chips in a restaurant kitchen, and ended up home for a week, due to dehydration.

Drink 6-8 full glasses of water a day. While the food we eat does contain water, the diuretics we ingest with the food negate that water. So do yourself a favor, drink more water!

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2 responses to Drink Plenty of Water

  1. This is a great post and a great reminder for me! I often forget about all the diuretics that we consume each day. Hydration is so important!

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