Here’s what water does for your body

Only oxygen is more important for the body than good old H2O. Consider that the average adult body is made up of 60% water, while our blood is 90% water. It is vital to keep hydrated in order to ensure proper bodily functions. Here are the main reasons to be hydrating:

1.It cushions sensitive tissue

The brain, spinal cord and organs are all cushioned by water. Letting your body slip into a state of dehydration can have severe consequences and the soft tissue in the brain, particularly the brain.

2. Your digestive system won’t work without it

Not consuming enough liquids will disrupt your digestive system. It will cause the acid levels in your stomach to rise, which may lead to heartburn and stomach ulcers.

3. Your blood

As we mentioned earlier, your blood is 90% water. If you’re not drinking enough water, your blood will not be able to transport healthy amounts of oxygen around your body. Without proper hydration, your blood becomes thicker, which will cause your blood pressure to rise.

4. It regulates your body temperature

Sweat, which is one of the ways you expel waste from your body, evaporates to cool you down. When you aren’t properly hydrated, your body will not be able to produce enough sweat to keep you cool. When performing strenuous physical exercise or on hot summers days, this can lead to heat exhaustion.

5. Breathing

Your body loses most of its water through breathing. When you enter a stage of dehydration, your airways will tighten in order to reduce the amount of water you lose. This can be a trigger of those with Asthma or hay fever.

As you can see, it is vital to keep yourself hydrated. If you would like information on water and water fountains click here. . If you would like to contact us you can send us an email on contact@drinkingwaterfountains.co.za or call us on 021 813 6631.

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Justin is a founder of Drinking Waters South Africa, SA's key supplier of Drinking Water Fountains and Water Coolers. He has a keen interest in the Water Industry.
 

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