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Hydration Flyer

Hydration Flyer

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Published by Katrina Nelson
Benefits of water
Benefits of water

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Published by: Katrina Nelson on Jun 23, 2012
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Flushing oftoxins & wasteproducts frombodyAssists muscle,brain, andnerve function
Sources
Hydration Tips
The ManyBenefitsof Water ...
Tote water in a con-tainer or bottle withyou wherever you go.
Keep a glass of waternext to you if you aregoing to spend a longtime in one place (like while watching TVor on your desk at work or when study-ing) and periodically sip from the glass.
Add lemons or limes to your water.
If you prefer cold water, keep a pitcher inthe refrigerator so it is ready at all times.
Keep track of how many times you refillyour water throughout the day to meetyour goal.
Drink water instead of soda at meal-times.
Include water as part of your daily rou-tine; for instance, drink a glass with eachmeal, before you leave for work in themorning, with each snack throughout theday, etc.
Keep water with you or close by whenyou exercise!
It depends; Our activity level,metabolism, environment,health conditions, presence ofillnesses, medications, and dietall factor into what amount ofdaily water intake is ideal for us.Our requirements may change. That partly ex-plains why recommendations are varied. The2004 Institute of Medicine recommendation ofadequate daily intake of water for normal adultmen is 3.7 L (about 16 cups or 125 fluid oz), fornormal adult women 2.7 L (roughly 12 cups or90 fluid oz).Also, you must take into account risk factors,lifestyle, symptoms, and conditions as a guideto appropriate water intake. An easy way tomonitor daily hydration is observing urinecolor: clear / pale yellow / straw colored indi-cates adequate hydration while darker urinesuggests one may be dehydrated. Some medi-cal conditions place limitations on water intakeso be sure to understand if these apply to youand discuss what amount of water consump-tion is ideal for you with your doctor.Do not wait until you are thirsty; this is often asign you are already dehydrated and some-times (especially the older we get, or for thosewho are ill or in hot environments) this biologi-cal signal becomes less reliant. Even more, notbeing thirsty is not an indicator that your bodyis not in need of water!
So… How Much Water Should IDrink?
1.“Hydration Needs Throughout the Lifespan.” 2009. http://www.jacn.org2.“Dehydration.” http://www.mayoclinic.com. Jan 2010.3.Dehydration. Medlineplus. 25 January 2010. http://www.nlm.nih.gov4.“Hydration: More Than Just Water” 2009. http://www.beverageinstitute.org5.“How to Drink More Water Every Day.” http://www.wikihow.com. Accessed 02/20106.“The water in you.” http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html. Oct 2009..
Our Body of Water
 
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that about60% of the human body is made of water (manysources cite this percentage as higher), thebrain roughly 70% water, the lungs about 90%water, and blood approximately 83% water…No wonder water is so important!
SkinhydrationMoistening oftissues inmouth, eyes,and noseJointlubricationBodytemperatureregulationTransport ofnutrients andminerals forbody’s use
Protection tobody’s organsand tissues
Transport ofoxygen forbody’s useAids indigestion
Promotesthe healingprocess
Helps topreventconstipation

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