COMM 240 Blog Post #3

Without water, as humans, we die. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water and so staying hydrated through drinking water helps to maintain the balance of our bodies’ fluids. WebMD suggests 6 reasons to Drink Water here.

Drinking water is a strategy many dieters have used to help with weight loss and controlling calories. Foods that are water-rich are absorbed more slowly by the body and help you to feel full. Food such as these are vegetables, fruits, soups with broth, beans and oatmeal as well.

Drinking water also helps muscles to be energized therefore it is very important to hydrate when exercising. Sweating causes athletes to lose fluids and needs to be replaced through drinking water.

Proper hydration helps the skin to keep moisture in because skin contains water and helps fluid loss to not be excessive through prevention.

FamilyDoctor.org mentions how drinking water helps to maintain body temperature and promotes good health.

Water is important for the function of your kidneys and bowels as well. The human body is at higher risk for kidney stones when not drinking enough water. When properly hydrated urine is light in color. Drinking water helps the gastrointestinal tract to flow properly.

Water provides good hydration for most people and is all that most need unless if exercising at a high intensity for an extended period of time, then sports drinks may help provide electrolytes, according to FamiliyDoctor.org.

In order to stay hydrated throughout the day, it is a good idea to carry around a water bottle. Reusable water bottles can be refilled and help you to feel less hunger.

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