“I’m dying of thirst!”
Well, you just might. It sounds so simple. Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. A mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. (Are you having trouble reading this? Drink up!) Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.
Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions that make up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.
We chose five of those reasons for why drinking water solves any problem:
- It protects your heart
Drinking a large amount of water could help prevent heart attacks.
- Gives the brain a boost
Water provides the brain much needed oxygen to perform at optimum levels.
- Helps save money
Soft drinks are becoming increasingly more expensive at restaurants; drinking water can be a cheap alternative.
- Helps you lose weight
Drinking water has the ability to increase your metabolic rate, thus helping your body’s ability to burn fat.
- Keeps you alert
Dehydration is a huge cause of fatigue; drinking water can keep you alert and active during the day.