It may seem that we belabour the point; however, we do so because it’s all true. As with any other beings on Earth, we all need water in order to thrive, move and function. From that perspective, it makes sense that we at least function well and continued water consumption is at the core of providing this ability.
A few examples of how water helps our body’s fluidity and function:
Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Water helps to keep your joints lubricated and flexible; the Synovial fluid that directly lubricates your joints is made up primarily of water. This fluid reduces the friction between joints and helps to maintain healthy tissue and joints.*
Water cushions the brain, spinal cord and other sensitive tissues. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters.**
It delivers oxygen throughout the body. Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body.**
Drinking water makes minerals and nutrients accessible. These dissolve in water, making it possible for them to reach different parts of the body.**
It helps maximize physical performance. Drinking plenty of water during physical activity is essential. Athletes may perspire up to 6 to 10 percent of body weight during physical activity.
Whatever our level of activity, we need to maintain a good level of water consumption to help our body serve us in the best way possible. Although most of us don’t function at the same level, if there is any indication of how well water facilitates our body’s ability to perform at our best, one need look no further than at the Olympians performing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Motivational stuff indeed!
All it takes is that first sip, then that first glass of water at the beginning of your day. Repeat.
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*source – IBJI
**source – Medical News Today