Why is hydration so important?
Around 60 – 70% of the human body is composed of water.
Breaking that figure down further… approximately 95% of the brain, 90% of the lungs, 83% of the blood, 76% of the muscles and 22% of the bones are composed of water! It goes without saying that many essential bodily functions are dependent upon water.
These facts are often forgotten, or overlooked day to day, which makes people more susceptible to chronic dehydration. Water is more than just a zero calorie, free (to most people) fluid that is an option to sip on throughout the day.
Consider the following;
The blood (mainly composed of water) supplies cells in the body with oxygen and nutrients and carries waste out of the body.
Water is responsible for regulating body temperature. Sweating is the body’s function to cool down internal temperature.
Water lubricates joints.
Water cushions vital organs.