- June 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm #3010
Michael AndersKeymaster3 pts
Dehydration of as little as 2% of body weight can result in impaired physiological and performance responses. Unfortunately, most Americans are chronically dehydrated and fall short of the daily recommended 8 glasses per day.
Water is a crucial component of every single cell of our bodies and even fills the space between them. This alone should be indicative of it’s importance. But having a look at some specifics can help put this into perspective ["Water: an essential but overlooked nutrient." S M Kleiner (February 11, 1999)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">1]:
- Helps moisturizer the skin from inside
- Required for healthy immune function
- Assists kidney and liver function
- Digestion, absorption, and transporation of nutrients and minerals
Ideas for Easier Integration:
Here are some times you can use to drink a glass of water:
- First thing in the morning
keeping a bottle of water next to the bed will serve a simple reminder
- Prior to eating lunch
- Whenever feeling of hunger emerges
- Before dinner
And bringing a bottle of water to work, school or wherever most of the days is spent can help ensure your always hydrated.
- There appears to be some difference between the effect of tap water and mineral water on skin structure ["Effect of fluid intake on skin physiology: distinct differences between drinking mineral water and tap water." S Williams, N Krueger, M Davids, D Kraus, M Kerscher (May 20, 2008)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">2] – obtaining a mix of different types of water (tap, boiled, mineral) should be considered
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