Stay Hydrated

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Water is an important element to our everyday living. Over 60% of an adult body is made up of water. It has many important functions including flushing out waste from your body, regulating body temperature, and helping your brain function. Water helps create saliva, which you need to help break down solid food and keeping your mouth healthy. For many of you who play sports or enjoy exercising, it helps maximize physical performance. Athletes may perspire up to 6 to 10 percent of body weight during physical activity. Hydration also affects your strength, power, and endurance. Drinking water before, during, or after a meal is proven to help your body break down the food you eat more easily, so it basically aids your digestion. A useful tip about water is that it even helps you to lose weight. Studies have linked body fat and weight loss with drinking water in both overweight girls and women. Staying hydrated may just help you shed a few extra pounds if you desire to. Water manages to keep your skin healthy and bright. Adequate water intake will help keep your skin hydrated and may promote collagen production. Overall, it prevents DEHYDRATION. Dehydration is the result of your body not having enough water. Since water is so important to the body’s functions, dehydration can be very dangerous and result to swelling in the brain, kidney failure, and seizures. All in all, make sure to drink enough water to make up for whats lost through sweat, urination, and bowel movements to avoid dehydration.