Three fourths of our body is made up of water. Depending on factors like location, individual’s body fat index (BMI), age and gender, the average human is between 55 and 65 percent water. Water in our body works to cushion and lubricate joints, regulate temperature and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Water is also an essential component of our blood. Check this facts;
- Adult brain and blood is almost 75% water
- Lungs are 83% water
- Seemingly dry bones are 31% water
We lose this water however, whenever we sweat, while eating, breathing and so on. Some studies indicate that we lose 2 to 3 liters of water each day. Craving water means you are dehydrated and you need water. If you don’t drink sufficient amount of water in relation to your body mass index, age, gender and location, you will face the following dire consequences:-
- You ruin your overall health-
Increased dehydration can cause notable drops in energy, skin moisture and even blood pressure. Taking sufficient amounts of water encourages reduced stress of kidney stones, bowel and urinary tract cancer and reduced risk of heart attack.
- Concentration is reduced-
A dehydrated brain works harder to accomplish the same amount as a normal brain. Worse still, a dehydrated brain has been noted to temporarily shrink. A general cognitive impairment is caused by lack of sufficient water. Brains of teenagers who don’t take sufficient amount of water are constantly strained as they use most of the brain for studying and solving problems.
- You end up eating more
People who drink water before meals eat less getting up to 70 % less calories while those who do not take water eat more ending up with more calories.
- Wrinkles appear-
Lack of adequate amount of water causes imbalance in our skin moisture. Constant body hydration through taking water restores skin, reduces small wrinkles and gives your skin healthy appearance. If you don’t take appropriate amount of water, wrinkles appear.
- Bad mood-
Increased dehydration can cause drops in energy and mood. Mood and attitude are intertwined and as we know they are the building blocks of our daily accomplishments. Have a bad mood and attitude and boy you will wonder why the day is too long.
If you do not take water before exercise as an example you may feel tired, nervous and irritable.
- Slow metabolism-
If the body has insufficient fluid, it will use less calories while at rest. The opposite is true; when the body has enough fluid, it will use up more calories while at rest. Your metabolism is the result of all the processes in your body working together to create the energy that keeps you going. Many other factors like body size, muscle mass, age, gender and may be genes all play a role in determining your metabolic rate. When our body is sufficiently hydrated we have faster metabolism.
After learning the dangers of not taking enough water, you should ask yourself ’HOW MUCH WATER IS ENOUGH?’ and ARE YOU DRINKING THE RIGHT WATER?