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  1. 8/19/2011 10 REASONS TO DRINK WATER
  2. FACT:  The body's need for water is second in importance only to the need for oxygen.

    Did you know that more than two-thirds of your body weight is water.  Without adequate water your body’s biochemical and electrical (yes electrical, read on!) processes begin to break down.  In other words, water is absolutely essential to your survival.  A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.  One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your health and physical appearance as well as just making you feel better is to start drinking more water every day.  Don’t believe us?  Check out the 10 reasons below:
    1.     Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly.  Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.
    2.     Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells.
    3.     Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
    4.     Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.  Drinking adequate amounts of water can even decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
    5.     For a majority of sufferers, drinking water lubricates your joints and can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain and protect against wear and tear.
    6.     Water helps to ensure adequate electrical functioning so your brain and nervous system function properly. Your brain and nervous system send out electrical signals to function properly.  Researchers estimate that your brain gives off about the same amount of electricity as a 60 watt light bulb.  So, there’s some truth to the image of a light bulb going on when someone has a good idea.
    7.     Water leads to increased energy levels and decreases the occurrence of headaches.  The most common cause of daytime fatigue and headaches is actually mild dehydration.

    8.     Water balances body temperature.
    9.     Water plays a major part in maintaining a healthy weight and with weight loss. Because water contains no calories, it can serve as an appetite suppressant and helps the body metabolize stored fat.  It may possibly be one of the most significant factors in weight loss.  Also, drinking more water helps to reduce water retention by stimulating the kidneys.
    10.     Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
    As you can see water is an incredibly important part of our daily lives.  We drink water, cook with water, bathe in water, and participate in many other activities involving water.
    Researchers estimate that half of the world’s population is chronically dehydrated.  And in America, that level is even higher at 75 percent of the population.  Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers.  A mere 2 percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
    The evidence is clear; in order to keep our bodies functioning at an optimum level drinking water for health is vitally important.  Keep water with you at all times and drink throughout the day.  You will find that your overall health - and appearance - is improved.