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Editorial Library Category: Health Topics: Water Title: Why Your Body Needs Water Author: newsLINK Staff Synopsis: Drinking enough water is fundamentally important to your health. Your body, believe it or not, is actually 60% or 70% water. The following list shows just how dependent on water you really are. Editorial: Why Your Body Needs Water 4064 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah 84124 │ thenewslinkgroup.com │ (v) 801.676.9722 │ (tf) 855.747.4003 │ (f) 801.742.5803 Editorial Library | © The newsLINK Group LLC 1 Drinking enough water is fundamentally important to your health. Your body, believe it or not, is actually 60% or 70% water. The following list shows just how dependent on water you really are: Blood and saliva consist of water more than anything else, but your brain, lungs, and muscles also contain a great deal of water. Your skin needs water to stay hydrated, supple, healthy, and glowing. Muscles need water to stay firm and toned. Your joints and eyes need it to stay lubricated. And water also cushions tissues and cells. Water is a key component in maintaining good circulation. Your body uses it to regulate your body’s temperature. If you get too dehydrated, your body panics and starts retaining water. That can result in swollen hands and feet. Your brain just doesn’t work as well when you haven’t been drinking enough water. Also, too little water can result in headaches, feeling tired, and difficulty in concentrating. You can’t digest food or get rid of fat without water. You need it to break the food down, in the bloodstream as it carries oxygen and nutrients to your body, and when it is time to remove waste from your body. It keeps toxins from building up to toxic levels, and it prevents constipation. Water is an important part of maintaining your metabolism. Your kidneys need water to stay healthy and to function correctly. Water also helps prevent you from developing infections in the urinary tract, and from developing kidney stones that begin when urine that is too concentrated crystallizes. Staying well hydrated is part of staying healthy. Drink plenty of water to replace what you lose whenever you sweat, breathe, or pass urine. And don’t wait until you’re thirsty — by then, you are already dehydrated. Sources: What do we need water for.docx http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/water.html http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/water.html Word Count: 299 Copyscape Clear Date: 12.15.2014

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