Stay Hydrated!! (the importance of hydration)

By: Rodney Walker, Gabe Lay, Dillion Smith, and Nathan Clark

Hydration is important for the human body, whether it’s for exercise or not. The human body is made up of 55-65% of water. The amount of water that the average person should drink daily is eight 8 oz. glasses which correlates to 2 liters or half a gallon. The best part about drinking water every day is that it only does good for the body. Several reasons why water is good for the body are:

  • Water helps to maximize physical performance
  • Hydration has a major effect on energy levels and brain function
  • Drinking water may help to prevent and treat headaches
  • Drinking more water may help relieve constipation
  • Drinking water may help treat kidney stones
  • Water helps prevent hangovers
  • Drinking more water can help with weight loss

 

 The list given above is only a few ways out of many that water can benefit you and have a positive effect on your mind and your body. Whether you’re trying to get your skin clearer, or just cleanse out the inside of your body, water consumption will definitely put you on the right path.

References

 Leech, J., MS. (2017, June 4). 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water. Retrieved October 20, 2018, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-of-water

Gunnars, K., BSc. (2018, June 20). How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day? Retrieved October 20, 2018, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies department