Why drink water?
Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.
Signs of Dehydration
You lose water through urination, respiration, and by sweating. If you are very active, you lose more water than if you are sedentary. Symptoms of mild dehydration include pains in joints and muscles,lower back pain, headaches and even constipation. A strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color indicates that you may not be getting enough water. Thirst is an obvious sign of dehydration and in fact, you need water long before you feel thirsty!
So how much water does the average, healthy adult need?
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. In general, doctors recommend that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.
Drinking Enough Water
It may be difficult to drink enough water on a busy day. Be sure you have water handy at all times by keeping a bottle for water with you and keeping this refilled when you are working, traveling, or exercising. This is where Aquaven can help you. Aquaven can provide you with the best value water coolers, to meet your requirements whether you are are large or small office, university or pre-school, we can help you to keep you and your staff / students hydrated and healthy. Click on the link to find out more about how our water coolers can help you.